Ghanaian midfielder Rahim Ayew says former Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah was justified in his decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the captaincy and hand it to his brother Andre Ayew.
Ahead of the 2019 AFCON, Kwasi Appiah stripped Gyan of the Black Stars captaincy and gave it Andre Ayew.
The timing of the decision was heavily criticized by some Ghanaians as the team had barely a month left for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
The decision is rumoured to have caused division in the team as some friends of Gyan felt unhappy with the change.
Rahim is Andre’s elder brother and he maintains that Kwesi Appiah made no mistake in making Andre the captain.
He said on Angel TV his brother was destined to lead the team.
“We talked about it as brothers but even before then, I had been advising him to captain the team when the need arises and when he feels it’s the right time to lead the national team”.
“It was clear from 2018 that my brother [Andre Ayew] was going to be the captain, because he was captaining the team when Asamoah Gyan was injured. In the qualifiers [2019 AFCON], he captained the team because Gyan was injured at that time. So, if the coach [Kwasi Appiah] made him the captain, there was nothing wrong with it”, Rahim Ayew added.
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