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Sports News of Friday, 19 January 2018

Source: citifmonline.com

Essien or Muntari, not Gyan, should have been Black Stars captain - Prince Tagoe

Former Black Stars striker Prince Tagoe believes Michael Essien or Sulley Muntari should have been named the Black Stars captain after the retirement of Stephen Appiah.

Gyan was handed the Black Stars captaincy in 2012 following the arrival of Kwesi Appiah as head coach.

Gyan took over from John Mensah, who led the team to the Africa Cup of Nations where the team finished 4th.

But Tagoe, who played 36 times for the Black Stars and scored 7 goals between 2006 and 2012, said Gyan was given the captaincy too quickly.

“I feel things should have been done accordingly. If we are honest with ourselves as Ghanaians, we should realize there was a mistake somewhere because if Stephen Appiah was not around and Essien had not retired, who should have been captain?

“Muntari was also a senior player and could have become captain of the team,” the former Hearts of Oak striker said as quoted by sportsobama.com

Gyan has made 105 appearances for the Black Stars and has 51 goals to his name.