Black Stars full-back, Andy Yiadom has been appointed the new captain of English Championship club, Reading heading into the 2022/2023 season.
Yiadom is one of the club’s longest-serving members having been at the club for four years after joining the Royals from Barnsley, a team he captained as well.
The 30-year-old has committed his future to Reading after signing a new long-term contract that will keep him at the club until 2025.
"It's a privilege.
"Ultimately I just want to be a service to the players and to the club.
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He was also named player of the season in the previous campaign.
He made 38 appearances last season, bringing his total for the team to 132.
Manager Paul Ince said: “As I said when he signed his new contract earlier this summer, Andy is a perfect example to all young footballers. As a manager, it’s so important to be able to call on players who you know will give their absolutely all to succeed, from the moment they cross the white line to the final whistle, players who play for their teammates, the fans and the crest. Andy is one of those players.
“He has the total respect of his teammates and the leadership qualities which will make him a great captain of this great club.”
Yiadom believes it is an honor to lead Reading as captain ahead of the new season.
“It’s a privilege. “Ultimately I just want to be a service to the players and to the club. “And we’ve got to reach for the stars. If everyone pulls in the same direction, we’re capable of big things.”