Asamoah Gyan is determined to be Black Stars captain till retirement

Asamoah Gyan is determined to be Black Stars captain till retirement

The skipper of the senior national team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan says he envisage captaining the team until he retires from the game.

The Shangai SIPG player has seen his leadership being critically assessed with many questioning his qualities ever since he was appointed the skipper of the Black Stars back in 2012.

The 30-year-old has had his reign being compared with previous captains of the National team. The team has been under previous captains, Akwasi Appiah, Abedi Ayew Pele, C.K Akunnor and Stephen Appiah who all distinguished themselves well.

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Gyan who has already led Ghana to two Cup of Nations appearances and one FIFA World Cup, is currently the most capped Black Stars player of all time with 95 appearances.

The affable player currently holds the record as Ghana’s all time highest scorer with 48 goals.

Gyan was close to making history as the first captain in more than two decades to lead the Black Stars team to an African Cup of Nations triumph after reaching the finals of the 2015 edition of the competition only to lose on penalties to the Ivory Coast.

Sportsonline revealed that Gyan says he will captain Ghana until he retires.

“I will remain captain of the team (Black Stars) till I retire”, Gyan said.

“If you’re captain you have to tolerate certain things in the camp because once you are a leader, everybody can tell you whatever they feel to say.”

“But as a leader you have tolerate all these things and make sure you gather all the boys and have couple of meetings then you move on”.

The goal machine says he is determined to learn from his predecessors who captained the team successfully.

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“If you look at the team, almost 80% of the players are young and upcoming so with my experience I have to do what I have to do as a captain.”

Gyan made his debut in 2003 in a World Cup qualifier against Somalia, where he got his first Black Stars goal.

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