No one influenced my decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of Black Stars captaincy – Kwesi Appiah

Former Ghana head coach, James Kwesi Appiah has opened up on his decision to take away the Black Stars captaincy from Asamoah Gyan.

According to him, nobody influenced his decision in 2019 to move Asamoah Gyan to the general captain role.

“I see captaincy as when you are on the pitch you represent the coach and take command of all the players,” coach James Kwesi Appiah told Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV on YouTube.

The two-time Black Stars coach added, “The decision that I took I sat and thought about it, and at that time nobody loves Gyan more than me. During my tenure, he helped me along the way he was the one striking.”

According to coach James Kwesi Appiah, he took a similar decision during the time of ex-captain John Mensah.

“When we were going to the Cup of Nations in South Africa John Mensah was the captain.

“That time John wasn’t in Ghana so I called him and told him John I have moved you to general captain I am giving the captaincy to Asamoah Gyan. I took that decision when I took the decision then I informed the authorities that this is the decision I have taken,” Coach Kwesi Appiah disclosed.

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