Football Pundit and CEO of Data Bank Kojo Addae Mensah, says immediate past Ghana coach James Kwasi Appiah bowed to pressure to strip off Asamoah Gyan the Black Stars’ captaincy and prior to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
According to the outspoken CEO, Kwesi Appiah could have handled the captaincy issue very well, stating that ‘’it’s quiet unfortunate how he mishandled the situation’’.
“Kwasi Appiah could have managed the issue of captaincy very well but it’s sad he acted under pressure to take such decision, in fact I least expected him to do that,” Kojo Addae Mensah told host of Kasapa FM’s Dwidwamu Sports night show Adam Adjei.
He however, wants CK Akonnor to appoint a substantive captain for the Black Stars rather than making it rotational.
Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, was named as Black Stars new captain ahead of the 2019 Nations Cup, a decision which sparked serious tension in the country before the start of the tournament held in Egypt.
Asamoah Gyan after losing the captaincy shockingly withdrew his services from the team and took the intervention of His Excellency Nana Addo Dabkwah Akufo-Addo for the former Sunderland striker to rescind his decision and be part of the final squad for the tournament.
Story: Alexander Anyankwaa|Kasapa FM|