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Gyan rubbishes claims he uses juju against Black Stars strikers

The Black Stars striker says accusations that he uses juju to harm fellow Black Stars strikers are false.

Gyan’s denial has come in the wake of his former Black Stars teammate Prince Tagoe’s belief that the former Sunderland striker shouldn’t have been handed the Ghana captain because two senior players, namely Sulley Muntari and Michael Essien were jumped to make it happen.

The 32-year-old hit back, saying he deserves his captaincy, adding that his former national team playing mate made spoke about the captaincy because he wanted to seek attention.

Asamoah Gyan after taking a swipe at Tagoe has indicated that it was God who appointed him as the skipper and also cast insinuation that he has never cast any spell on any of his compatriots to get a place in the Black Stars as alleged by some of his teammates.

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''A player will say he is not progressing because his teammate cast a spell or used Juju (black magic) [on him]. But that player should ask himself if he has more qualities than whoever he is [accusing],'' Gyan said furiously.

''For example, if I want to do something [use black magic] on somebody then the person should be higher than me not someone who's not at my level.''

He added; ''People think I will be distracted when they accuse me but am more focused. You cannot distract me and you cannot destroy the job God has given me to do.

I have always proven to be tough mentally. The day I lost my mom, I played and scored two goals so is not about you are saying.''

Gyan also responded to retired players, who often question his commitment to the national team.

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Both Asamoah Gyan and Prince Tagoe were part of the Black Stars team that reached the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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