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Ghana winger Atsu could wear famous number 10 jersey at 2013 Nations Cup

Published on: 09 January 2013

By Patrick Akoto

Christian Atsu could wear the number 10 jersey for the Black Stars at the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

The 20-year-old, known for his sublime and dribbling wizardly is seen among his colleagues as the ideal player to inherit the famous jersey following the absence of Andre Ayew.

The injured Ayew has been axed from the team by coach Kwesi Appiah for his failure to report to the team’s training camp in Abu Dhabi on schedule.

Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah relinquished the number 10 jersey in the run up to the 2012 continental showpiece in Gabon and Equitorial Guinea – in a move which stirred so much controversy.

As the tournament in South Africa approaches, the debate as to who wear the famous jersey has resurfaced.

Those mooting for the Porto whizkid to be handed the number 10 jersey believe it will boost his confidence as the playmaker of the team.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is yet to decide on which player he will hand the favourite jersey to.

The jersey has previously been worn by legendary Abedi Pele and Stephen Appiah.



  • Edward says:
    January 09, 2013 06:03 pm
    I wish he wears it but let not start putting pressure on him now. I hope he plays just behind the striker
  • selfmade says:
    January 09, 2013 03:56 pm
    I have a bad feeling,atsu ll disappoint a lot of ghanaians in this afcon and if that happens we should understand!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!!!
  • k.b says:
    January 09, 2013 03:25 pm
    According to adomah wears Ghana nos 10 jersey. Rashid sumaila dropped bt cld b wit d team in S.A
  • Mochacho-USA says:
    January 09, 2013 02:44 pm
    Breaking News .........Rashied Sumalia has being droped but will stay with GBS at S.Africa and Adomah will wear GH #10 jearsey
  • african says:
    January 09, 2013 02:35 pm
    Guys every person knows that ghana wont win this cup you should know that egypt won it bcause they were united and zambia won it bcause of the same reason, ghana is divided its not only talent that wins u cups if it was ivory coast could have been champions for 6years now its a fact love me or hate me.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    January 09, 2013 02:03 pm
    I agree. The 10 jersey will put too much pressure on Atsu and these same fans will criticize him for not doing well. Give it to someone like Adomah who does not carry the burden of expectation.
  • Lukersh says:
    January 09, 2013 01:29 pm
    Atsu its your turn...shine
  • Chu says:
    January 09, 2013 12:28 pm
    Could be heavy but I feel 7 is noble. Rabiu can wear that
  • Adam says:
    January 09, 2013 12:18 pm
    Atsu will perform even when not in de 10 jersey
  • NANA KENYA USA. says:
    January 09, 2013 11:55 am
    God bles Ghana this time is our time to win the cup.
  • Unknown says:
    January 09, 2013 11:26 am
    Forget about the jersey numbers and focus on what's far more important. Make the homeland proud and bring back home the much-wanted cup, please. Go Black Stars!
  • BRAFII27 says:
    January 09, 2013 11:03 am
    mistek in de highest oda
  • junior mafia says:
    January 09, 2013 11:07 am
    Loool he is gonna wear it.atsu is ur tym to shine..