Sports News of Wednesday, 12 June 2019
It will be recalled that, about a month to AFCON 2019, Black Stars Skipper Asamoah Gyan shockingly introduced resignation from international obligation only a thirty day period to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
In a statement, the 33-year-previous Kayserispor striker – Ghana’s most capped and all-time top rated scorer of 51 objectives in 106 matches – cited displeasure about the technological team’s decision to strip him of the captaincy and relatively be handed the considerably less prestigious ‘General Captain’ position commonly held by a very senior member of the crew. The situation grew to become a general public discourse and later on fixed by the president of Ghana.
Commenting on the difficulty, previous IBF Welterweight champion Joshua Clottey opined that Asamoah Gyan is nevertheless not happy about Dede Ayew currently being captain.
He explained to DJ Nyaami in an job interview on SVTV Africa that, Asamoah Gyan is demonstrating maturity by becoming neat with the concern but deep down his heart, he is unhappy.
“I never know the fate of Ghana in this AFCON mainly because of the challenge in between Asamoah & Dede. The truth of the matter is, Asamoah Gyan has taken the concern neat due to the fact he is a mature person and acting as if anything is fantastic but I know within heart, it’s not gonna be quick for him for giving the captain to Dede”
Requested if he thinks Ghana will acquire this AFCON, he replied “It will be difficult paa simply because of the exact same difficulty between Asamoah and Dede. Asamoah has explained a ton about his captaincy and they have taken the captaincy absent from him, there will no way he will be joyful. The coach should have performed it in a superior method the place Asamoah would not be mad about the scenario”
He furthered that, Asamoah Gyan and some other players are not psychologically match and this could affect their efficiency in the tournament.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, identified as the Whole 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to be the 32nd version of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The match will be hosted by Egypt. The opposition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as for every the choice of the CAF Govt Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the very first time.
It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 groups.