Former Black Stars player Laryea Kingston has recently found himself at the center of controversy following reports that he accused Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew of forcefully taking over the national team captaincy from Asamoah Gyan. However, Kingston has vehemently denied these claims, stating that his words were misconstrued and taken out of context.
In a candid interview with Graphic Sports, Kingston, 43, expressed his disappointment over the misrepresentation of his comments. He clarified that his remarks were not intended to accuse Ayew of any wrongdoing but rather to shed light on the challenges faced by former players who felt mistreated during their time with the national team.
“I was describing the trauma I went through during those days when I was mistreated for being denied the chance to play in the World Cup, not what has been attributed to me,” Kingston clarified. “I never mentioned the captaincy issue as has been attributed to me.”
Kingston emphasized that his personal experiences, particularly concerning his exclusion from World Cup participation, were not directly linked to the captaincy dispute between Ayew and Gyan. He urged the media and the public to refrain from spreading false information and to focus on the facts.
While some media reports had suggested that Kingston accused Ayew of forcefully taking the captaincy from Gyan in 2019, Kingston maintains that this was not the case. As the controversy continues to unfold, Kingston’s clarifications serve as a reminder of the importance of accurate reporting and responsible journalism.
As the football community awaits further developments, it is essential to approach the situation with clarity and integrity.