Andre Dede Ayew is NOT my Friend - Asamoah Gyan Reveals
Black Stars captain and Ghana's all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan has settled the dust on public perception of a growing rift between himself and his deputy captain Andre Ayew, saying the two are not friends in private life.
Speaking to Kumasi based FOX FM, Gyan claimed there is no friction between them as the media speculate, but the Swansea City loanee who plays for Turkish side Fenerbache is not his friend.
According to Gyan, who boasts of 6 goals at the Mundial, "Dede is a very good guy" but both are friends only while at the Black Stars camp and does not stretch beyond that.
'When we are at (Black Stars) camp we are all teammates, Dede is a very good guy like when we are in camp he is my assistant, we all do everything together, we share jokes together, but at the end of the day I can't say Andre is my friend', Gyan revealed.
That not withstanding, Gyan believes that Andre has got people he gets on well within or outside the dressing room likewise himself but that is not a yardstick to say he's got rocky relationship with his deputy captain.
'When we done with camping Andre has his people he gets on with, I also have those I get along with likewise the other players but when we are in camp we are all one, we share ideas together, but at the end of the day outsiders may think there is a problem, but for me once we get in camp I make sure we do everything together but that doesn't mean we are all friends, no, everyone has got his own friend', Gyan explained.
Asamoah Gyan remains captain of the Black Stars with Andre Ayew as his deputy, and the pair were both sighted in a meeting with Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to discuss issues confronting the Black Stars and what to be done to secure ticket to AFCON 2019 in Cameroon and to put an end to the 36-year trophy drought for the country.