Uncle of the Ayew brothers, Solar Ayew claims Black Stars Newly appointed captain André Dede Ayew will succeed as the Black Stars captain.
According to Solar Ayew who doubles as spokesman for the Ayew’s, the Ayew family are born to be leaders. This comes hours after the appointment of Dede Ayew as captain of the Black Stars ahead of 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Inter Milan star, Kwadwo Asamoah will deputize Ayew as Ghana looks poised to conquer Africa for their 5th AFCON laurel come next month June.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s all time leading goal scorer Asamoah Gyan will have a new position as the General Captain according to a publication by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
“We (Ayew family) are born to be leaders and I know things will be alright for Dede Ayew and the entire Black Stars team in Egypt”.
“I spoke to Dede Ayew after the announcement and I made him aware that the Captaincy comes with a lot of pressure but he should do something for his manager (Akwasi Appiah) and the Country as a whole”, he said.
Adding that; “Though Dede Ayew’s performance at Club level this season is not 100% but I know Almighty Allah will show his mercies on him during this Ramadan season to deliver at the Afcon 2019 in Egypt.
“I hope Dede Ayew tries to use his captaincy to unify everyone in the team and the Country as a whole because, it is our aim to win the Afcon 2019 trophy in Egypt.
“This is not the time to celebrate over the Captaincy but we must be focused on the Afcon 2019 Tournament and work hard towards it because winning the trophy is our target” – Solar Ayew told Kumasi-based Ashh FM.
The Black Stars are paired in Group F alongside defending Afcon champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea.
The team will begin camping at Dubai on June 1, 2019 before 6 of the 29 players will be whittled down for the final selection for the tournament.
Ghana will play Benin on June 26 before games against Cameroon and Guinea on June 29 and July 2.
Story by Kolog Bonaventure