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It was clear from 2018 that Andre Ayew would captain Black Stars – Rahim Ayew

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Former Ghana international Rahim Ayew has made a stunning revelation about the Black Stars captaincy claiming it was evident from 2018 that his brother Andre Ayew would be handed the armband.

Andre Ayew was confirmed as substantive captain few weeks to the start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Head coach at the time, Kwesi Appiah decided to take the armband from Asamoah Gyan and hand it to Ayew to lead the team in Egypt.

Appiah's decision didn't go down well with Gyan who but for the intervention of President Akufo-Addo would have retired from the Black Stars.

According to Rahim, it was clear Appiah had made his mind up since 2018 because Ayew was mostly captaining the team at the time during the qualifiers.

“We talked about it as brothers but even before then, I had been advising him to captain the team when the need arises and when he feels it’s the right time to lead the national team," he said.

“It was clear from 2018 that my brother [Andre Ayew] was going to be the captain because he was captaining the team when Asamoah Gyan was injured. In the qualifiers [2019 AFCON], he captained the team because Gyan was injured at that time. So, if the coach [Kwasi Appiah] made him the captain, there was nothing wrong with it”, Rahim Ayew added.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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