2019 AFCON: Dede Ayew to be named Ghana captain

Ghana’s Andre Ayew, right, celebrates the second goal of his team against England as teammate Opoku Agyemang follows during their U-20 World Cup group D soccer match at the Ismailia Sports Stadium in the city of Ismailia, eastern Egypt, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Ghana’s deputy captain,Andre Ayew will be named the substantive captain after a shake-up  in the team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations according to inside sources.

Coach Kwesi Appiah will make the defining announcement latest by Wednesday when the Black Stars provisional squad for the tournament is named.

This comes after coach Appiah took the decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the team’s leadership role as he would only be a pit-part player at the tournament in Egypt.

Ayew who commands big respect among the players in the Black Stars is expected to instill the needed discipline in the squad to help Ghana win the title.

With the inspirational Fenerbahce player moving up, a new deputy captain will be named with the coach as part of the measures meant to inject new energy in the squad

This will be the first time Ayew is captaining the senior level permanently but he has led Ghana before at youth level.

He famously captained the Black Satellites to the World Youth Championship title in 2009.

Source: Starr Sports

 

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