Don’t accept Black Stars captaincy, Prophet 1 warns.
On Monday, May 20, 2019, Captain of the Senior National team, Baby Jet Asamoah Gyan announced his retirement from international football.
Having scored 51 goals in 106 appearances, his retirement brings to an end an illustrious career that spans over a decade for the country.
The 33-year-old striker’s decision per a statement released on Monday less than 24 hours to the release of Ghana’s provisional squad by the head coach of the Black Stars, James Akwasi Appiah for AFCON 2019 follows a captaincy roar with the head coach.
“Upon consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and captain of the national team, if the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team for the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament.
“I also wish to retire from the national team permanently; not pretending my presence would not fuel the purported undermining the country has seen under my captaincy”, portions of his statement read.
Even before the coach names Gyan’s successor, there are wide speculations that Andre Dede Ayew, his deputy has been tipped to take over as captain.
But a Kumasi-based, Ebenezer Adarkwah Yiadom known by many as Prophet 1 has sounded words of caution to the incoming captain.
According to him, Andre Dede Ayew should reject the captaincy as there are serious repercussions for him.
He revealed that Dede Ayew will suffer the same fate as Asamoah Gyan should he go ahead and accept the captaincy.
Speaking on his Prophet 1 TV which was monitored by Ghanaxtra.com, the powerful man of God said: ” I am warning Dede Ayew he should not accept to be captain of the Blackstars”.
He continued: “If you don’t listen to me and you accept it, what happened to Asamoah Gyan is small. What will befall you will be worse than his.”