Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is seeking clarity on his role as general captain of the Black Stars under the leadership of new Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor.
Gyan had his role as the team’s main captain taken from him prior to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt last year. The decision by then Coach James Akwasi Appiah triggered a reaction from Gyan who initially decided against being part of Ghana’s squad for the competition.
After an intervention by Ghana President, H.E. Nana Akuffo Addo, Gyan reneged on his earlier decision to retire from national duty and accepted the role of General captain.
Earlier this year, C.K. Akonor was named as the new Head Coach and he has subsequently gone ahead to make some captaincy changes.
Asamoah Gyan, who has been on hibernation as regards national team duties says he has been left in the dark concerning his role as General captain. The 34 year old is therefore seeking a response from the management of the senior national football team.
He revealed this during an interview with Adom TV.
“It looks like [I am no longer general captain of Black Stars] but they have not said that they are giving that position to someone else so I think I am still the general captain,” Gyan said.
“That is the position they gave me. I know that right now they have named captains of the team but I want them to tell me that this player is the general captain because they put me there.
“I am usually consulted by management with ideas because of my experience in the national team. I came to the national team in 2003. Where were the current breed of players then? So they know that I know a lot of things.
“There are some trivial issues that I am usually consulted for my advise. With what I have achieved in the national team, you cannot make a decision and leave me in the dark.
“Right now I am at home. If I am given the general captain, I will feel some way about it but since I have not been told that it has been given to someone else, [I am still general captain],” he concluded.
Asamoah Gyan is currently Ghana’s most-capped player and all-time top scorer, after netting 51 goals in 109 appearances for the Black Stars.
He is also the top scoring African at the FIFA World Cup; setting that record during the 2014 edition of the Mundial.