The games governing body in Ghana said there is no iota of truth in reports that the returnee striker will be named as the captain of the national teamThe Ghana Football Association has debunked media reports suggesting that Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan could be named captain of the Black Stars for the Malawi and Liberia games.
Media reports were rife on Wednesday that Gyan will be named captain of the Black Stars in their two games next month and a possibility of making it permanent will be considered after the double header.
The reports claim the move is to tie him down to the national team after he recently ended his self imposed exile after missing a penalty at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
But the games governing body in Ghana said there is no iota of truth in the report.
“Our attention has been drawn to a media report claiming that GFA is on the verge of appointing Asamoah Gyan as the substantive captain of the Black Stars.
“We want to assure Ghanaians that the report which has been carried on various media platforms is inaccurate,” this was contained in a press release signed by the Communications Director, Ibrahim Saani.
It further said, John Mensah is still the substantive captain of the Black Stars and Michael Essien remains the deputy captain of the team.
“In the event that both players are not part of a squad named for a match, the squad's most experienced player will take over.
“We want to assure Ghanaians that there is no agitation from the management team or the coaching staff for the change of this order.”