Ghana Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah has defended his decision to exclude the influential Ayew brothers from the crunch Fifa World Cup qualifier against Uganda.
He said contrary to viral report that he dropped the duo because of his personal vendetta against their father, Abedi Ayew Pele, he only wanted to give new players the chance to shine for the team whilst building a strong foundation for the future. He also explained he didn’t leave them out for lack of form.
Earlier, Sola Ayew, uncle of the Dede and Jordan Ayew launched a scathing attack at Appiah, insisting that the coach has been harbouring hatred against the family since 1992 after Abedi was made captain of Ghana ahead of him.
The coach said:
“This [overlook of the Ayew brothers] has nothing to do with that because there’s no issue [between me and the family].”
“They are playing well in the Premier League [so I didn’t drop them for lack of form]”
“We know the calibre of Andre and Jordan Ayew already and if we want to build a team for the future, then we need to give other players the chance to also prove themselves. ”