The President of Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi has asked Ghanaians not to be emotional about pushing Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew and Dede Ayew out of the Senior National team.
Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan and his deputy Andre Dede Ayew as well as his brother Jordan Ayew exempted themselves from the squad for various degrees of injuries but Jordan complained of Stomach Upset and and then hospitalized.
The absence pf the key players rather became a blessing in disguise as the Stars won 5-1 in far away Brazzaville, Congo. Followers of the National team then asked the technical handlers to drop them from the team because their presence in the team in the first leg that saw the Stars drawing 1-1 with Congo was an eye-sore.
There have been several stakeholders who are divided over the decision to call for the abrupt retirement of these key players.
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They are also alleged to have divided the team on political lines which is also disrupting the team work and cohesion on the field of play.
The GFA President was speaking to the media at the launch of WAFU Tournament and emphasized that it is the sole decision of the coach to choose to drop the key players or not.
“We must be cool headed in dealing with this situation, lets be rational and not emotional in handling the situation so as not to cause problems for the National Team”. Mr Nyantakyi said.
The GFA Chief then affirmed that the Executive Committee of GFA and Management Committee of the Black Stars will support the coach in whatever decision he takes,”we must give the coach the opportunity to look at the reason that made the players take that decision and then consider the options before we conclude”.
“But for us at the GFA, we will support him in whatever selection he makes for the National team, the final decision is his”. The first Vice President of CAF concluded.
Ghana could not manage any win in their first three games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches and the key players are also being blames all over the media for lacking desire to help team. The Black Stars are currently lying 3rd with five points behind Egypt and Uganda respectively.