Government has rejected the proposal by the three-man 2014 World Cup Commission of inquiry that Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan should be given Leadership Training to enable him solve future occurrences of player upraise in camp.
“Government does not accept the Commission’s recommendation to single out Mr. Asamoah Gyan to be given formal leadership training/programme at a recognized institution…,” the White Paper noted.
According to government if the captain of the team cannot and does not show leadership in future for off the pitch issues, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) must find a suitable replacement for him, “as captain of the Black Stars”.
The government White Paper however, noted that for a matter as delicate as what happened in Brazil not to be resolved by the Management of the team and the Minister for Youth and Sports; captain Asamoah Gyan could not be blame.
“Government is of the view that for a matter so delicate that it could not be resolved by the Management of the Black Stars, the GFA and the Minister for Youth and Sports, putting the blame on the captain of the team because he was not able to drag his players to come and talk about it is inappropriate.”
The statement further added that it appreciates that,: “ the captain of any football team must have the trust and confidence of his colleague players and the coach, even before the Football Authority comes in…”
“Mr. Asamoah Gyan has such trust and confidence of the players and the coach and there is nothing to suggest otherwise…,” government concluded.
The three-man Commission chaired by Justice Senyo Dzamefe, was constituted by the president to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ghana’s disgraceful performance at the World Cup.
The final report was presented to the President on March 30, this year. Other members of the Commission were Messrs Moses Foh-Amoaning, a legal practitioner and Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko, a sports enthusiast.