Richard Ofori promoted to Ghana's captains group

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Scroll through the mini-gallery to see Ghana's new
Scroll through the mini-gallery to see Ghana's new leadership group
1st vice-captain: Thomas Partey
1st vice-captain: Thomas Partey
Captain: Andre Ayew
Captain: Andre Ayew
2nd vice-captain: Richard Ofori
2nd vice-captain: Richard Ofori
Ghana's new leadership group (image courtesy of th
Ghana's new leadership group (image courtesy of the GFA)

Four-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Ghana have announced their new leadership group, with Maritzburg United goalkeeper Richard Ofori named as the 2nd vice-captain.

Following a change within the technical team, which saw former Black Stars midfielder Charles Akonnor appointed as the new head coach in January, Ghana have confirmed that Andre Ayew has retained the captain's armband, with Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey and Ofori serving as his lieutenants.

"The technical team of the senior national team, the Black Stars, upon a broad consultation, has maintained Andre Ayew as Captain of the side," an official communication on the Ghana Football Association's website confirmed.

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"The Swansea City attacker who led Ghana to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, maintains his position as leader of the team despite changes at the technical realm of the senior national team.

"In a related development, Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid has been appointed as 1st Vice-Captain while Richard Ofori steps in as 2nd Vice-Captain.

"The trio will lead the team as the Black Stars go through the remaining Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers as well as the qualifying games for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and subsequent tournaments."