Ghana’s deputy captain,Andre Ayew has been named the substantive captain after a shake-up in the team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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.