Sports News of Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Fenerbache forward, Andre Ayew has turn out to be the 16th captain to direct the nation to 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Ghana have booked their location in this year’s event and are in Group F along with Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Benin.
Head coach of the Black Stars on Friday, Could 24 named Andre Ayew as the substantial captain of the team with Asamoah Gyan currently being created the common captain of the crew.
Inter Milan midfield kingpin, Kwadwo Asamoah has been named as the deputy skipper for the Black Stars.
Even so, the first participant to lead the Black Stars in the Africa Cup of Nations was Aggrey Fyn in 1963 in Ghana’s maiden visual appeal.
The Black Stars beat them all to do a ‘host and win’.
Previous Olympic Marseille star and former Africa Player of the Yr award winner, Abedi Pele has captained the Black Stars at four distinct Africa Cup of Nations, the maximum by any captain of the senior male countrywide soccer staff of Ghana (1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998).
This is followed by Asamoah Gyan, who has led the participating in system of the Black Stars in 3 AFCONs (2013, 2015 and 2017).
In all Ghana have experienced sixteen various skippers at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Four captains have managed to get trophies for the Black Stars particularly Aggrey Fyn, Addo Odametey, Awuley Quaye and Emmanuel Quarshie.
Below are the checklist of players that have led the region to the continent very best match.
1963 – Aggrey Fyn
1965 – Addo Odametey
1968 – Wilberforce Mfum
1970 – John Eshun
1978 – Awuley Quaye
1980 – Kuuku Dadzie
1982 – Emmanuel Quarshie
1984 – Isaac Paha
1992 – Abedi Pele
1994 – Abedi Pele
1996 – Abedi Pele
1998 – Abedi Pele
2000 – CK Akonnor
2002 – Emmanuel Osei Kuffour
2006 – Stephen Appiah
2008 – Stephen Appiah
2010 – Michael Essien
2012 – John Mensah
2013 – Asamoah Gyan
2015 – Asamoah Gyan
2017 – Asamoah Gyan
2019 – Andre Ayew (If he stays match right up until June 21 when the competition kicks off)