Black Star player now captain, Dede Ayew, has spoken for the first time after he was given the captainship title.
Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nation, Ghana’s Coach Kwasi Appiah released his 29 member team for the tournament, coming off in Egypt.
The captainship title for the national team was given to Dede Ayew , placing Asamoah Gyan as the former captain.
22 year old Dede Ayew has broken his silence after being made the skipper of Black Star.
According to him, being the captain doesn’t make him different from the other players, but they must be united to win the game ahead.
He noted football takes a whole team to win, unlike boxing and others games so they are all players with one mission, which is to be champions of the 2019 African Cup Of Nations.
“Without players there is no captain, you become a captain because of players and because of the squad; football is not like boxing or tennis, you have to do your job and the job is to be done by the whole group,” he stressed.
“Captain has nothing to do with seeing yourself as a different player, you are a football player, you are here to fight and go towards the goal, if you are not able to go towards that goal, then you haven’t done anything,
“My job is to unite everyone, to go to this tournament with a lot of determination with a fighting spirit and love; we are going to have 23 captains, we don’t win a trophy with one captain so we need everyone to take responsibility on the pitch and off the pitch,” he stated in an interview