Andrew Ayew named new Ghana captain
Ghana has named Turkish based striker Andre Ayew as their new captain ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations; the country's federation has confirmed.
According to a confirmation by Ghana's Football Association (GFA), Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah made the decision barely days after former captain Asamoah Gyan had rescinded his decision to retire from national duties.
Gyan, who captained the Black Stars for a record seven years, has been named "General Captain" This after being included in Ghana's provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt; the developments seeing Kwadwo Asamoah deputizing Ayew.
The GFA says it comes after a meeting of top officials from the Normalization Committee which is running Ghanaian football.
Gyan had called it quits with the national team over the captaincy issue, only to reverse his decision after speaking to the country's president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Ghana will play in Group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau at the Nations Cup which kicks off in Egypt on 21 June.
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Coach Kwesi Appiah names André Ayew as Black Stars captain https://t.co/Nk7fU4pI8Z— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) May 24, 2019