This is why Kwadwo Asamoah dropped the Black Stars No. 10 jersey

By Mutala Yakubu
Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana and Djalma of Angola during the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final match between Angola and Ghana from the November 11 Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Luanda, Angola.
Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana and Djalma of Angola during the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final match between Angola and Ghana from the November 11 Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Luanda, Angola.

Ghana and Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has explained the reason behind his decision to relinquish Black Stars number 10 jersey.

The 29-year-old wore the iconic number 10 Black Stars jersey at the request of former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah but reverted back to his favourite number 20 jersey prior to CAN 2012.

There were several reports that suggested that Asamoah relinquish the jersey because he had nightmares after games when he wore it.

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''I told them I didn't want the number 10 shirt because at that moment I wasn't the one who chose it,''

He went further to debunk rumours that his decision was as a result of bad dreams.

''I have been hearing this [dreaming of lions when you sleep] for a very long time and I don't know the kind of person who brought up this story,

I never had any conversation with anyone that I am having dreams of someone chasing me and I don't know where that story came from.''

''But honestly, I never had any dream like that.''

''I just told them I don't want the jersey anymore. I want to change and take back my number 20 so it wasn't because someone was chasing me.'' He told Joy Sports

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Kwadwo Asamoah has been out of the Black Stars team since 2014 but recently announced his come back to the squad.
He has 69 caps for the Black Stars.

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