Asamoah Gyan strongly believes that he still holds the position of general captain of the Black Stars despite his exclusion from the team since July 2019.
Prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt, then coach Kwesi Appiah named Gyan general captain after he appointed Andre Ayew as captain.
Last month, Charles Akonnor, together with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) maintained Andre Ayew as captain with Thomas Partey and goalkeeper Richard Ofori named deputies.
Asamoah Gyan’s status was not mentioned in the announcement. Thus, many believe his position has been scrapped.
But in an interview on Adom TV’s Agro Ne Fom, Saturday, Gyan stated that he still holds the position until he is told otherwise.
“It looks like [I am no longer general captain of Black Stars] but they have not said that they are giving that position to someone else so I think I am still the general captain.
That is the position they gave me. I know that right now they have named captains of the team but I want them to tell me that this player is the general captain because they put me there,” he said.
“I am usually consulted by management with ideas because of my experience in the national team. I came to the national team in 2003. Where were the current breed of players then? So they know that I know a lot of things.
There are some trivial issues that I am usually consulted for my advise. With what I have achieved in the national team, you cannot make a decision and leave me in the dark.”
“Right now I am at home. If I am given the general captain, I will feel some way about it but since I have not been told that it has been given to someone else, [I am still general captain],” he concluded.
Gyan is currently the record goalscorer of the Black Stars. He has scored 51 goals, with six coming at the World Cup, a record by an African player.