Asamoah Gyan, former Black Stars Captain

Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is claiming that ex-national football team Coach Kwesi Appiah regrets taking up the decision to strip his captaincy.

“I am very sure he (Kwesi Appiah) regrets making that decision, I know he has regrets and believes he made the wrong decision,” Gyan told GTV Sport+

“No disrespect to Andre, he is a wonderful leader and a motivator. But I feel the timing was wrong and I know he (Kwesi Appiah) regrets though we haven’t spoken since.

“I don’t remember the last time I spoke to him, since the Cup of Nations tournament there hasn’t been any contacts. But personally I feel he regrets his decision,” the former BBC African Footballer of the Year added.

Asamoah Gyan is currently the most capped player for the Black Stars with 109 appearances, scoring 51 goals in the process to make him also the highest scoring player for the National team.

He lost his role as the leader of the Black Stars prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan’s role as Black Stars captain was taken away by former Coach Kwesi Appiah who named Andre Ayew as the team captain before the competition in Egypt.

Ayew who had previously been serving as the deputy captain for the team took over from Gyan, a decision which raised lots of eyebrows and further saw the former Sunderland star (Gyan) announcing his retirement from the National team.

The intervention of President Akufo-Addo forced the 34-year-old to rescind his decision and return to the team.