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“Andre Ayew is not my friend but…” says Asamoah Gyan

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has re-echoed that his relationship with successor Andre Ayew has mostly been a working one and not on friendship level.

In his staggering career for the national team, Gyan played alongside Ayew for over a decade and both players were at some point the leaders of the Black Stars team.

The 36-year-old, in an interview with Wontumi FM, said he and the Al Sadd forward rarely go along outside the national team.

“Andre (Ayew) is not my friend but a teammate,” he stated.

“In every job, you work together but not everyone is your friend that you go and come with.

“Andre is my teammate and when we’re in camp we work together. But I can’t ask him to join me to go and sit somewhere and have a conversation. I also have my own clique.”

However, Gyan admits they get on well whenever they communicate.

“I must confess that I have a good relationship with him. We sometimes talk about boxing matches but he is not my close friend.

“We have not talked to each other since my absence from the Black Stars,” Gyan added.

Prior to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Gyan was stripped of the Black Stars captaincy with Ayew being handed that role while the formal was given the general captain.

Andre Ayew joined the Black Stars in 2008 and the only tournament he missed was Afcon 2013 in South Africa.



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