Ghana Legend Tony Yeboah Has Revealed The Real Reason For AFCON 1992 Final Defeat to Ivory Coast. Legendary Ghana striker, Tony Baffoe has finally lifted the lid on how Tony Baffoe was made captain of the Black Stars in the final of AFCON 1992.
Ghana had lost captain Abedi Pele through suspension before the team faced Ivory Coast in the final.
And ahead of the game, the players expected then Frankfurt captain Yeboah to lead the Black Stars by wearing the armband but the team were shocked to find out defender Baffoe will be the skipper for the match.
According to Yeboah, the decision to hand Baffoe the captaincy for the final affected the team.
“When the captain is not there, who is the next?,” he quizzed during an interview with GTV Sports Plus. “So my manager from Germany, he called Tony Baffoe because I brought Tony from Germany to come and play the national team.
Ghana Legend Tony Yeboah Has Revealed The Real Reason For AFCON 1992 Final Defeat to Ivory Coast. “I was advising him and I remember we came to Ghana and they were calling us the two Tonys. So my manager called Tony, at that time I was in top form in Germany and I was captain in Frankfurt.
“He called him and told Tony to tell the management to give the captain to me but Tony Baffoe said no. And this was before the game.
“That time he did not deserve to be the captain, Kwesi Appiah was captain and we took it and gave it to Abedi Pele so when there is anything at all we have the senior players. Tony was new into the national team.
“So even when it is not me, there were players like Opoku Nti so for me I thought that cost us the AFCON in 1992. Everybody was shocked.
“The coach Otto Pfister said he had a letter from Ghana to give Tony Baffoe the captain. Everybody was shocked. It affected the team.”
Ghana lost to Ivory Coast on penalties and have since not won the Africa Cup of Nations.