Midfielder Andre Ayew has sent a congratulatory message to newly-appointed Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan.
Olympique Marseille talisman has been friends with Gyan since joining the Black Stars in 2008.
The duo are expected to play key roles for Ghana at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Ayew, 22, posted on his official Twitter account on Wednesday: ?”Congratulations to the new captain of black stars Ghana Asamoah Gyan.”
Gyan was confirmed substantive captain on Monday by head coach Kwesi Appiah who decided to elevate John Mensah as General captain.