October 2, 2023


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Asamoah Gyan has always been my friend – Kwesi Appiah

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Former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has reiterated that he has no problem with striker Asamoah Gyan.

The pair are believed not to be in good terms after Kwesi Appiah took Black Stars captain’s armband away from Gyan and handed it to Andre Ayew.

But according to Appiah, that decision prior to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was purely technical.

“Asamoah Gyan has always been my friend; I am also close to the family,” he told GTV Sports Plus.

“Anytime I am going to the Northern region, I visit the Gyan family at Wenchi before I continue my journey. I love the family.

“The decision to strip him off the captaincy was purely technical and nothing else. I explained to him when I met him ahead of AFCON and he understood my decision.

“He supported the team during the tournament in Egypt but was sad when we exited from the tournament,” he added.

Appiah’s decision forced Gyan to prematurely retire from the national team, however, after a presidential intervention, Gyan made a return to the national team.

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