It has emerged that former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was dropped as captain after a spiritual prophecy from a pastor convinced head coach Kwesi Appiah to do away with him as skipper.
The prophet in a vision allegedly saw Andre Ayew as the chosen one to lead the Black Stars to lifting the coveted AFCON Cup, and not the former Black Stars captain.
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According to Ghana Web, communication member of Asamoah Gyan's group of Companies, Kweku Obeng, believes the prophecy was what led Appiah to strip the 33-year-old of captaincy.
"Asamoah Gyan was told that if the captain armband is given to Andre Ayew, Ghana will win the AFCON so he (Gyan) was asked to think about it and relinquish the captaincy to Andre Ayew,"
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"He quickly made some consultations and got back to the coach and asked where the decision was coming from," Obeng commonly known as Maestro said.
Maestro said that Appiah requested Gyan to publicly hand over the captaincy to Ayew and promised him he would still play the role of general captain in the squad.
"When Appiah was given the job for the second time, there was pressure on him to change Gyan as the captain of the side but he overlooked it and now there is too much pressure,
So he wished Gyan will come out publicly and voluntarily hand over the armband to Andre ayew," he added.
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Obeng said it was at this point that Gyan felt disrespected by his coach and opted to retire from the team altogether.
"He called Gyan to come out publicly to relinquish his captain's armband to Andre Ayew and assured him of the general captain role.
"The coach did not show any respect to him and that is why he retired," Obeng said.
YEN.com.gh previously reported that Gyan announced his international retirement from the Ghana National football team and will not be part of the AFCON squad.
After 16 years of representing the West Africa nation, the Kayserispor forward who is Ghana's most capped player and top scorer of all time, chose to drop out of the squad upon consultations with his family and team.
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