The former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has exposed Kevin Prince Boateng over his claims that he was expelled from the Black Stars in 2014 after criticizing the board nine years ago.
Gyan confirmed that then-manager Kwesi Appiah did, in fact, kick Boateng from the team.
He addressed that the incident resulting in Boateng’s expulsion occurred during a training session when Boateng had a heated confrontation with Coach Kwesi Appiah in front of the entire team.
According to Gyan, the coach believed that Boateng had shown disrespect on multiple occasions, and this particular incident led to his removal from the squad.
Furthermore, Gyan clarified that he and other players, in their roles as team captain and teammates, had privately supported Boateng on various occasions.
Nonetheless, the coach’s decision to remove Boateng from the team was primarily based on his behavior during that specific incident.
Asamoah Gyan also mentioned how he and other players spoke on his behalf and tried to cover things up to justify him during his outburst with then-headcoach Kwesi Appiah.
“Kevin’s case happened at the training grounds between him and the coach in front of everybody. That was the coach’s decision cos the coach felt Kevin disrespected him several times with his choice of words. One thing Kevin didn’t know is we defended him behind the scenes several times. But on that day, the coach couldn’t take it anymore and reacted. That was the first time I saw Kwesi Appiah get angry and react. So Kevin’s case was the coach’s call. That’s the truth as the captain of the team” he posted
Asamoah Gyan responded to Kevin after the former Barcelona star asserted that he was removed from the Black Stars because of his criticism of the team’s management and board regarding their poor salary structure and organization.
According to him, he had opted and informed the officials that they deserved better Salary.
He pointed out that his dissatisfaction with the salary stemmed from his realization that the team was generating substantial revenue, leading him to believe that the players should receive better Salary.