Athletics Information of Monday, 15 June 2020
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Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko has opined that the determination to identify a new captain in advance of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) led to Ghana’s early exit from the event.
The then-head coach of the side, Kwesi Appiah with fewer than a thirty day period for the commence of the tournament in Egypt named Andre Ayew as the new skipper for the Black Stars.
The selection pressured Asamoah Gyan to stop the national group but created a return right after an intervention by the President Akufo Addo.
Nevertheless, Akaminko thinks the harm experienced already been completed since the unity inside the group was fractured at that position.
“We have been having these concerns because the times of Tony Yeboah,” he explained to Citi Television in an interview.
“It is the accountability of the mentor to appropriate this problem.
“He is the chief of the delegation and have to imagine about the selection diligently to see if it will aid.
“There are so many ways he could have gone about taking the captaincy from Gyan.
“Gyan is not just any player, he is a huge determine within the team and is also at liberty to make what ever selection makes him happy.
“Appiah should really have recognized that any final decision designed towards Gyan was going to affect the Group due to the fact he is a figure that is looked up to.
“He should have called Dede and Gyan and spoken to them thoroughly about the predicament.
“There should be no conflict within just the group.”We misplaced the match right before we left.
“You anticipate folks to be joyful in just a staff but it does not operate like that,” he calmly stated.
The Black Stars eventually crashed out of the Afcon at the Spherical of 16 phase after slipping to Tunisia on penalties.
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