Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan says he wouldn’t have agreed to be captain of the Black Stars ahead of the African Cup of Nations if he had been in Andre Ayew’s position.
Gyan was stripped of the captaincy before the recently-ended AFCON with Swansea’s Andre Ayew being handed the armband.
Gyan believes that although the issues over the captaincy did not affect the team’s performance at the AFCON, he felt Ayew should have rejected the captaincy given the controversy.
“I wouldn’t have accepted it. There was a lot of controversy and pressure. Andre and I had a conversation, he had to explain his part,” he told Accra-based station, Joy FM.
“He’s a good guy. He had no choice but to accept it. I don’t blame him but if I were him, I wouldn’t have.” he said.
Former Sunderland striker plays down people’s assertion that he had problem in camp with Andre Ayew
“We laugh about these stories in camp. We’ve never fought. Andre is my teammate but it doesn’t mean we are friends. When we are in camp, we might hang out together. Outside the camp, we have our own friends and family. But there’s no rivalry, the love is still there.” He ended.
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