Ex-Ghana sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah says he regrets playing a key role in facilitating the return of Kevin-Prince Boateng to the Black Stars.
The Schalke ace has been slapped with an indefinite suspension following an altercation with head trainer Kwesi Appiah during the countryâ€™s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The 27-year-old only staged a return to the team in August last year after a two-year absence.
The countryâ€™s sports minister played a leading role in convincing the former AC Milan star to return to the team but Elvis Afriyie Ankrah says he regrets his actions.
â€œWith the benefit of hind sight, I think that we could have done without people like that (Kevin Prince Boateng) and I am being very frank,â€ he said on Metro TVâ€™s Good Evening Ghana.
â€œThis is a team that I have been with throughout the qualifiers and there was always harmony, there was always unity, we had our differences but we would negotiate.
â€œAnd mind you, he (Kevin Prince Boateng) has a different cultural orientation. Most of the guys were cultural based so thereâ€™s a way with which we relate to them.
â€œI am told that at one training session, there was an incident between Kevin (Prince Boateng) and the Coach (Kwasi Appiah) and the general behaviour and demeanour was not acceptable.â€
Ghanaâ€™s campaign was rocked by player agitation and indiscipline which caused the countryâ€™s early exit from the tournament.
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