Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is set to be named Ghana captain as they lock horns with Kenya in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers on Saturday in Nairobi.
Asamoah, 29, is expected to be handed the armband as he marks his return to the Black Stars after a four-year absence.
Gyan’s troubles with injuries and the decision to drop the Ayew brothers from his squad means he is likely to build his team around the former Juventus versatile man.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has been handed the role on an interim basis but the 25-year-old has downplayed his chances of replacing the iconic Asamoah Gyan.
Partey has also enjoyed the backing of former Chelsea legend Michael Essien for the leadership role, but it appears Appiah is determined to hand Kwadwo Asamoah the captaincy role because he is the most senior player in the squad.
Coach Kwesi Appiah sees Asamoah as a leader who can inherit the armband from record goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan.