Asamoah Gyan remains the big character in the Black Stars team, according to Christian Atsu.
Despite being stripped off his role as the substantive captain, Gyan has been playing his part to ensure the success of the team since the Black Stars began preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gyan, who initially rescinded his retirement from the National team will be making his sixth Cup of Nations appearances.
The Kayserispor attacker is still playing his part as an inspirational leader having been reassigned as the General captain of the Black Stars team.
Atsu claims the former Sunderland star and Ghana’s all-time top scorer is the major character in the Black Stars team.
“Asamoah Gyan, he is always cracking jokes, always dancing and he is the one who lifts the team always,” Christian Atsu tells BBC World Services Sports.
As the most experienced player in the Ghana team, the former Al Ain forward will be hoping to mark an end to his Black Stars career with a Cup of Nations title.
By Frank Darkwah