Originally written March 24, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
Sulley Muntari captained the Black Stars Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he allowed Sulley Muntari to captain the Black Stars in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Sudan as a ‘sign of respect’. The UAE-based striker, who is the permanent captain of the team, hinted that he could allow other senior players in the team to captain the side in future. Gyan gave the chance to the AC Milan star to lead the team in Kumasi’s emphatic 2014 World Cup qualifying victory. Explaining the decision to offer Muntari the armband, Gyan revealed that his respect for the AC Milan player was behind his reason of giving him the armband. “I allowed Muntari to lead the team. He is one of the senior players in the team and it was also my sign of respect,” Gyan said. Drawing on examples from European football, Gyan hinted that he could allow other senior players like John Paintsil and Derek Boateng to lead the team in future. The striker pointed to the examples of Manchester United and Barcelona to back his point of allo...
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