Ghanaian international and former Black Stars player, Laryea Kingston has indicated that Asamoah Gyan decision to rescind his decision of not taking penalties for Ghana is a sign of leadership.
Asamoah Gyan, 31, who is Ghana’s topscorer with 51 goals told the Ghanaian fraternity that he has withdrawn from taking penalties for Ghana in 2012 due to what his mother told him but rescinded his decision after he was seen taking a penalty in Ghana’s 2-1 friendly loss to USA.
Gyan who missed crucial penalties against Uruguay in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter finals and 2012 African Cup of Nations semi final was at the end of major criticisms from Ghanaians when he was seen taking the penalty which he also missed.
Kingston, 32, told GhOne TV Football Legends Night Show; “But for me when he said his mum had warned him not to take penalties anymore, I knew the time will come for him to rescind that decision”.
“As a leader, you always have to lead by example. And there is a point in football when everyone wouldn’t want to take a spot kick and the captain must do so”, he continued.
“So at that moment if the leader says his mother says he shouldn’t take penalties and wouldn’t go for it that is not leadership. So for him to have rescinded the decision, that is the way to go”, the former Black Stars winger added.