You were sacked by Kwasi Appiah, not GFA! Asamoah Gyan replies K.P Boateng

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Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has presented a different version of the events that led to Kevin Prince Boateng’s expulsion from the team’s camp nine years ago.

In a podcast interview, the former Germany youth international alleged he was sacked from the Black Stars team hotel on the morning of Ghana’s last group game versus Portugal.

Boateng said: ”I got kicked out from the national team and Schalke in the same season,”

”We had a meeting, and I criticized them, and I said, ‘they can’t treat us like that’ because we know how much they make, and they should invest in the organization (and) give the players the money they deserved. They didn’t like that, and they kicked me out.” Boateng said.

According to Boateng, his teammates for whom he confronted then GFA president Kwasi Nyantakyi, did not defend him when he was sent packing.

”No one (spoke). I wasn’t fighting for myself. I was fighting for the team. I saw them while going out with my luggage, and it was the worst moment. I said to (Muntari), the real team will say ‘we are all not playing.” he said.

However, Gyan who was captain of the Black Stars at the World Cup, has given a different account of events.

”Kevin’s case happened at the training grounds between him and the coach in front of everybody. So that was the coach’s decision cos coach felt Kevin disrespected him several times with his chose of words.” Asamoah Gyan tweeted.

On Boateng’s assertion that his teammates did not defend him, Gyan insists the facts of the matter do not support Boateng’s view.

”One thing Kevin didn’t know is we defended him behind the scenes several times. But on that day, coach couldn’t take it anymore and reacted. That was the first time I saw Kwesi Appiah get angry and reacted. So Kevin’ case was the coach’s call. That’s the truth as the captain of the team.”

Boateng and Sulley Muntari were infamously sacked by the Black Stars Management Committee and the leadership of the Ghana Football Association.

The decision was reached following an ill-tempered spat between players and the management of the team, over unpaid bonuses and in particular, $100,000 appearance fee owed each player.



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