Ghana international, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has backed Andre Ayew to lead the Black Stars to glory at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but insists it will take collective team effort for him to succeed.
Ayew was named substantive captain of the team by Coach Kwasi Appiah in May, a move that brought about some discomfort in the team.
The Black Stars number 10 led Ghana to win the 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Egypt and many believe he is primed to succeed once again.
But Badu insists it will take massive teamwork for Ayew to succeed as a captain.
“I don’t want to compare the U-20 World Cup to the Black Stars because the difference is very huge. At the World Cup, we played against Europeans and South Americans but in the Afcon, there is the Sadio Manes, Mohammed Salahs and others so it won’t be easy.
“Yes, he [Andre Ayew] has the quality as a leader but he will definitely need the support of his colleagues to be successful as a leader in Egypt,” Badu told Starr Sports.
The Black Stars have enjoyed a pre-tournament training camp in the United Arab Emirates for the past two weeks and are set to head for Egypt to Thursday, June 20.
Ghana will open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on June 25 against West African neighbours Benin, play Cameroon four days later and complete their games in Group F against Guinea-Bissau on July 2.