Even though Andre Ayew was his colleague on the national team, according to the former captain of Ghana, Asamoah Gyan, they are not close.
When they are in camp, Gyan and Ayew work together, but he emphasized that each of them has a separate group of friends.
For years, there have been rumors of tension between Gyan and Ayew, with some even alleging a rivalry between the two.
When Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah replaced Gyan as captain with Ayew prior to the 2019 AFCON, the rumors gained momentum.
In an interview with Wontumi FM in Kumasi, Gyan stated that while he and Ayew have no issues off the field, they are not close friends.
Andre is my teammate but he’s not my friend. In every job, you work together but not everyone is your friend that you go and come with,” the veteran striker said.
“Andre is my teammate and when we’re in camp we work together, but I can’t ask him to join me to go and sit somewhere and have a conversation. I also have my own clique.”
After making his international debut in 2003, Gyan was a consistent member of the Black Stars for almost two decades.
He played at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, but he hasn’t played for the national team since.
The 36-year-old has struggled with nagging ailments over the past three years, and his time with the Ghana Premier League team Legon Cities also didn’t go as planned.
But despite his inaction, he hasn’t given up and has invited a comeback for the Black Stars before the World Cup in Qatar.