Gyan Fights Tagoe Over Black Stars Captaincy
Asamoah Gyan has hit back strongly at former international teammate, Prince Tagoe, for questioning the decision to make him captain of the Black Stars.
According to ‘Babay Jet’, who has been skipper of the senior national team for the past six years, Tagoe is seeking cheap fame by ‘tarnishing his image’.
Tagoe, last week, expressed his displeasure with the decision to make the Kayserispor man the successor of Stephen Appiah.
“I feel things should have been done accordingly,” Tagoe told SV TV.
“If we should be honest to ourselves as Ghanaians, we would realise there was a mistake somewhere because if Stephen [Appiah] was not around and [Michael] Essien had not retired, who should have been captain?
“Even if Essien had retired, [Sulley] Muntari was also a senior player and could have become captain of the team”, he said.
But this has not gone down well with Gyan, who has clapped back, insisting Tagoe, who has been without a club since 2014, wants to ride on his name for fame.
“What I can say is that everybody has his or her opinion. Even when a president is elected, someone will still argue that he doesn’t deserve to be the President,” Gyan told Hot FM.
“Others will also oppose to that comment and say he deserved it. Prince Tagoe is also saying his mind but I was expecting him to say it when he was in camp with us. We played together so he had the best of opportunities to express his grievances.
“When people want to become famous, they often try to use my name. The captain was given to me six years ago so why now? These people are only tarnishing my image because they know they can get the fame they are craving for after this”, he noted.
Source: Joy Sports