Ghana John Paintsil backs Andre Ayew’s captaincy with Black Stars

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Former Black Stars defender John Paintsil backs Ghana Fa and CK Akonnor‘s decision to confirm ex-Marseille forward Andre Ayew as Black Stars’ skipper.

James Kwesi Appiah named Andre Ayew as Ghana Black Stars‘ captain prior to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. However, Appiah since left the national team with former Asante Kotoko coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor taking over the post.

And the newly appointed manager also confirmed Andre Ayew as captain of his team with highly rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey deputizing him. Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori however, is the 2nd vice-captain.

For Paintsil, there is no need to criticize football authorities especially CK Akonnor’s choice as he is the one to know who can command well his squad.

No role has been given to all time Black Stars top scorer (51) Asamoah Gyan. Ayew made 86 appearances and scored 15 goals.
No role has been given to all time Black Stars top scorer (51) Asamoah Gyan. Ayew made 86 appearances and scored 15 goals.

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“The coach who is leading knows who to pick us his leaders. So if he picks somebody to lead it doesn’t mean those who were not picked are not good or qualified”, Kaizer Chiefs‘ assistant coach said in an interview on Happy FM.

“There are some players who are not outspoken and it becomes a problem for a coach when he picks someone like that to lead the team. So he needs to pick someone who can command the players. So if this list is coming from them it is the right thing.” he added.


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