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07.08.2019 Football News

Black Stars Captaincy Row Did Not Affect Our Performance At AFCON 2019 - Wakaso Insists

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Black Stars Captaincy Row Did Not Affect Our Performance At AFCON 2019 - Wakaso Insists
LISTEN AUG 7, 2019

Black Stars midfield kingpin, Mubarak Wakaso has insisted that the change in Black Stars captaincy did not affect the performance of the team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

With less than a month for the start of the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, Coach Kwesi Appiah named Andre Ayew as the new captain of the Black Stars.

However, Asamoah Gyan was named as the general captain of the side.

The decision by the coach triggered Asamoah Gyan's decision to retire from the Black Stars permanently but after presidential intervention, the Kayserispor forward rescinded his decision to join the team for the tournament.

Many football fandoms in the country beleives the decision by the coach to name a new skipper for the Black Stars led to the country's early exit from the tournament.

However, Wakaso in an interview with Accra based Metro TV insisted that the decision by the coach did not affect the performance of the team.

"We were not affected by the change in Black Stars captaincy.

"We were focused on winning the tournament so the decision by the coach did not affect the team.

"It was the decision of the coach and I think he meant well for the team so we all accepted his decision," he added.

Ghana failed to end the 37 year's trophyless jinx after being crashed out of the tournament at the round 16 stage by Tunisia.

The North African side defeated the four times African champions 5:4 on penalties.

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