Asamoah Gyan Denies Kevin Prince Boateng's Ghana Teammates Neglect Claims During World Cup Dismissal

Asamoah Gyan Denies Kevin Prince Boateng's Ghana Teammates Neglect Claims During World Cup Dismissal

Lukman Mumuni
updated at October 8, 2023 at 8:24 PM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has reacted to Kevin-Prince Boateng's World Cup claims
  • The former Ghana winger was sacked from camp during the 2014 World Cup
  • Gyan was captain of the team at the World Cup in Brazil

Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has denied claims made by former teammate, Kevin Prince Boateng, that the team showed no support to him and Sulley Muntari as they were sacked from camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The former AC Milan midfielder broke his silence about his World Cup dismissal for the first time in nine years, insisting he was asked to leave because he was fighting for his teammates over their treatment from officials of Ghana football.

However, Gyan in a response to an X user's claim that he left Boateng hanging when he should have supported him, disclosed that the German-born was sacked for indiscipline.

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Asamoah Gyan and Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrating after Ghana beat USA a the 2010 World Cup. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter
"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 choice of words," wrote Gyan on social media.
"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," he added.

Boateng and Muntari left camp on the morning of the game against Portugal. The Black Stars lost the game 2-1, failing to qualify to the next stage of the competition, as reported by the BBC.

The ex-Barcelona forward never played for the Black Stars since the World Cup fiasco.

Boateng opens up on World Cup dismissal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Retired Ghanaian footballer, Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed why he was sacked from the Black Stars camp at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The 36-year-old was famously dismissed alongside teammate Sulley Muntari over disciplinary reasons.

However, Boateng claims he was asked to leave because he and Muntari protested against the treatment of players in camp.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.