Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been named as the captain for the Black Stars for Saturday’s clash against Malawi.
Returnee defender John Paintsil, who is the most experienced player in the squad, asked Gyan to continue to lead the team during the match.
Paintsil was not part of last month’s team that beat Malawi 2-0 in Accra in the first leg of the final qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
But earlier this week Paintsil said he will allow the Al Ain attacker to continue leading the team as he has shown excellent leadership while he was absent.
Paintsil has been named in Ghana’s starting line-up but Gyan will captain the team, according to the Ghana FA.
Gyan will lead the Black Stars attack for the game.