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I was betrayed when they stripped off my captaincy - Asamoah Gyan.

Former Ghana International Asamoah Gyan has said that he felt betrayed when the captain armband was taken away from him by former coach James Kwesi Appiah. The former captain was stripped of the captaincy few days prior to the 2019 African Cup of Nations. That decision shook us all because we didn't understand the reasoning that went into that decision prior to a major tournament. I am sure that decision destabilised the squad and led to our poor showing in the tournament.

After the armband was taken from him, Asamoah Gyan retired from the national team. It took the intervention of the president of the republic Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo for Baby Jet to rescind his retirement decision. Gyan said "I felt betrayed when the captaincy was taken from me because the people who know what actually ensued will tell you that they know I was betrayed; that’s all I can say.”, the 34-year-old disclosed in an interview on Asaase radio. Dede Ayew was subsequently appointed as the substantive captain of the Black Stars.

I personally believe that Asamoah Gyan wasn't treated well at all. The coach didn't do well. We don't know whether he was pressurised to take that decision. It is only him who can come out to tell us what actually happened.

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