Legon Cities shot-stopper and skipper, Fatau Dauda has revealed he will not mind relinquishing the armband to newcomer, Asamoah Gyan.
Gyan captained the Ghana Black Stars between 2012 and 2019. He joined the Royals on domestic Transfer Deadline Day on Saturday, marking a return to the Premier League (GPL) for the first time since 2003. The 34-year-old played for Liberty Professionals and moved to Serie A side Udinese.
“I will not hesitate to relinquish my captaincy to Asamoah Gyan,” Dauda told reporters. The veteran shot-stopper played under the captaincy of Gyan for Ghana in multiple tournaments including the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014 World Cup.
“I don’t need management of Legon Cities to tell me that, he’s my senior and I need to give him that respect unless he doesn’t want it.”
“I will give him the band anytime he’s on the pitch.”
Legon are looking to make a strong impact in the GPL in the 2020/21 campaign following their struggles last season.
“I can say that we are in good shape ahead of the season after three weeks of intensive training. So we are hoping for the best for the upcoming season. We don’t have any excuse to fail because the management have done their part and it’s our turn to deliver,” Dauda said in a different interview.
“Last season, the players disappointed big time, however, authorities have augmented our squad with quality so we are praying for favor in the forthcoming season so we can get a good season and lift the team.”
“Berekum Chelsea has proven every club is capable of winning the league looking at what they’ve some years back. In fact, I will commend our management for the signings they have made this season. I believe they have done what they could and it is up to us to do our best for the club.
“I think our current squad is way ahead of last season because they recruited seasonal players, we are looking forward to getting a good rhythm so we can start on a good note. Gyan’s inclusion will help the club a lot in the forthcoming season.”
Legon, formerly Wa All-Stars, will kick off the 2020-21 league term with a home tie against Berekum Chelsea.