Gyan: My relationship with Appiah still broken

Gyan: My relationship with Appiah still broken
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana

by Staff Reporter

Monday Apr 20, 2020. 13:00

Ghana international Asamoah Gyan says his relationship with coach Kwesi Appiah is still broken.

The two men had a fall out ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals after back-then Black Stars coach Appiah announced Andre Ayew as the new captain.

Appiah was stripping Gyan of the captaincy with the striker having captained the national team for a record seven years.

Gyan then announced his retirement from international football on the 29th of May 2019, but he reversed his decision following a discussion with the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a day later.

“Honestly I think the relationship is a bit broken because of what happened,” Gyan told TV3 Ghana.

“I don’t know whether it is his conscience or it is my conscience but the relationship [gap] between me and him is a bit wide because I haven’t spoken to him in a while, which is a bit strange.”

Gyan, who is Ghana’s all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals, is still willing to talk to Appiah if they meet in the future.

“Normally we do talk, but we haven’t spoken in a while, but its cool,” the 34-year old continued.

“Any time I see him we will have our normal chat and our normal jokes and everything.”

Appiah was fired by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in January 2020 and he was replaced by CK Akonnor.

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