Asamoah Gyan was handed the role as Black Stars captain in 2013 replacing John Mensah. The forward was however replaced by Andre Ayew in 2019 despite remaining an active member of the Black Stars team.
A decision which almost led him to retire from the National team but for the intervention of President Nana Addo.
The striker who is been touted by many for his massive contribution to the Black Stars team insists he never enjoyed his position during his seven-year reign.
“I didn’t enjoy my captaincy. Partly, I will also blame the media for what happened,” he told Asempa FM
“Many captains have come and gone, and so why only me? I did not have my peace of mind during my seven-year reign.
“Too many agendas by some journalists accounted for a lot of the things that happened.
“People manufactured several stories against me simply because I was made the captain of the team.
“We are not honest. We say things and when they see you they pretend they don’t like you.”
Gyan is currently serving as the “General Captain” of the Black Stars, a position manufactured by Coach Kwesi Appiah after stripping the player off his captaincy duties.
By Frank Darkwah