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Ghana coach CK Akonnor retains Swansea City star Andre Ayew as Black Stars captain

Published on: 13 September 2020
Ghana coach CK Akonnor retains Swansea City star Andre Ayew as Black Stars captain
Black Stars captaincy

Ghana coach CK Akonnor has maintained Swansea City star Andre Ayew as Black Stars captain, the Football Association has announced. 

His two deputies are Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and South Africa-based goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

Ayew was handed the armband by former coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in a controversial decision which irked then captain Asamoah Gyan.

A statement on the Ghana FA website read: ''The Technical Team of the senior national team, the Black Stars upon a broad consultation has maintained Andre Ayew as Captain of the Black Stars.

''The Swansea City attacker who led Ghana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, maintains his position as leader of the team despite changes at the technical realm of the senior national team.

''In a related development, Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid has been appointed as 1st Vice Captain while Richard Ofori steps in as 2nd Vice Captain.

''The trio will lead the team as the Black Stars go through the remaining Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers as well as the qualifying games for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the respective tournaments.''

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