Black Stars Management Committee Chairman, George Amoako has divulged that Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s all time leading scorer, is not interested in the General captain role following the latest leadership changes made at the senior men’s national team.
The Ghana Football Association through its official website announced the leadership changes made after a broad consultation made by the technical handlers of the Black Stars with Swansea forward Andre Ayew maintaining his role as the substantive skipper while Arsenal prime target Thomas Partey and Maritzburg shot-stopper Richard Ofori will serve as first and second deputy respectively.
The announcement was silent on the General captain role, a position which became official in the build-up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with then head coach Kwesi Appiah giving the armband to Andre Ayew while creating the General captain office for the experienced goal poacher.
When quizzed on the state of the General captain position, George Amoako told Kumasi-based Multimedia outlet Nhyira FM:
“Asamoah Gyan is not interested in being the General Captain”
He continued: “We know the pedigree of Gyan especially at the National team level but with the Captaincy I don’t have to spell out all that went into it”
“Gyan just don’t want to be the Black Stars General Captain.”
Gyan is currently without a team following the expiration of his short term deal with Indian Super League outfit NorthEast United, but has been linked with a sensational move to Asante Kotoko.
The 33-year-old former Sunderland and Al Ain forward regularly engages in Tennis as his new found love in a bid to keep fit as the football community in the country awaits the lifting of restrictions on contact sports especially football.