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Andre Ayew surprised at Jordan's exclusion from Ghana's AFCON squad

Published on: 19 December 2012

Andre Ayew is disappointed with the decision to exclude his brother Jordan from Ghana's squad next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The 20-year-old was left out of the black Stars 26-man squad announced by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah last week.

Jordan has been on cloud nine for Marseille this season where he has netted 8 goals in all competitions.

The decision to axe the promising youngster has been hugely condemned by a section of the Ghanaian media, with critics arguing that his performance surpasses some of the strikers who have been included in the set-up.

Marseille’s former boss Didier Deschamps has even waded into the matter and expressed shock at the turn of events, says his brother Andre.

Andre believes his junior brother has done more than enough to justify his place in the team.

“I spoke with Deschamps and he believes if it about playing football then we all think Jordan should have been in the squad,” Andre Ayew said.

“I am not defending him because he’s my brother.

“Didier Deschamps feels the same because he knows his qualities.”

The two brothers have combined effectively in the French Lique 1 this season with Marseille in hunt for the title.

Despite these claims by Andre, Jordan has not been impressive in recent matches for the Black Stars.

His performances in Ghana's match against Zambia in Ndola as well as the match with Malawi were widely condemned by the local media as well as fans of the Black Stars.


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papadinho says:
    December 19, 2012 01:40 pm
    Tell them my friend. The GFA are a bunch of dicks
  • shalala says:
    December 19, 2012 01:04 pm
    When we played Ghana in the Semi Finals of Afcon 2012, Jordan was our biggest threat. However Clottey is also lethal.
  • J.A says:
    December 19, 2012 12:40 pm
    Why would't some of our jounalist 4get of dis issue n talk of how we can win d trophy.
  • KOJO, says:
    December 19, 2012 12:24 pm
    His performances in Ghana’s match against Zambia in Ndola as well as the match with Malawi were widely condemned by the local media as well as fans of the Black Stars does not mean he should ignored. this guy has nation cup experience for God sake, the coach should think. Clotter and Yiadom do not posses such experience. lets wait and see
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 19, 2012 12:09 pm
    Your mother is a Kumasi whore you FOOL! Just shut up you filthy animal. The only group you will see is the one that focks you wife and sister ofui!
  • austin says:
    December 19, 2012 11:50 am
    don't worry Ayew Ghana will not get out of the group stage with our lack of tactics kumasi coach
  • quophai says:
    December 19, 2012 11:43 am
    I am equally surprised at his exclusion. He had some bad patches but was seriously in contention for a place in this afcon squad. However our coach knows best. Let's pray he delivers. If he doesn't those journalist singing his praises will be the same guys who will nail him.
  • Sami says:
    December 19, 2012 11:05 am
    I don't even trust this people. All the news they carry are doubtful.
  • Adanko says:
    December 19, 2012 10:51 am
    Shut up if u dont have anything to contribute @cuntmaster
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 19, 2012 10:32 am
    Deschamps not the coach and has no experience in Africa!!! Jordan has not scored any meaningful international goals in 10 tries... lesotho does not count!! He should wait for his time... Deschamps should SHUT up because, Nasri qualifies but, he has not been picked! Why??/
  • kingboat says:
    December 19, 2012 10:32 am
    Andre, dnt worry ur brthr will join u 4 the worldcup.
  • Cunt master flex says:
    December 19, 2012 10:09 am
    U r surprised is bs Ayew's property? Shoutup my frnd.
  • Cunt master flex says:
    December 19, 2012 10:08 am
    U r surprise is bs Ayew's property? Shoutup my frnd.
  • oyoko says:
    December 19, 2012 09:57 am
    Well lets take it like dat
  • Shhhh says:
    December 20, 2012 03:53 am
    Tekanya iwe!
  • coconutman says:
    December 19, 2012 07:49 pm
    The surprise exclusion is Waris not Jordan. Jordan got a lot of 90 minute games which Waris never had. Apart from Lesotho he did not impress. In AFCON 2012, he held on to the ball too long and in Accra against Botswana half the time he was on the turf complaining over being fouled, African football is not French league football and he needs to man up to play African soccer. In Ndola he was a hot head who almost ruined the reputation of the Black Stars along with Derrick Boateng after the loss to Zambia. You only show how hot and tough you are on the field during the game not act like a tough guy after the game is over, going after the fans and police. Jordan deserves to be dropped he has some growing to do. He should not be attacking the Ghana FA but rather improve his game with the Black Stars. Jordan should not bring Prince Boateng into the discussion he needs to deal with his own issues and let KPB speak for himself, after all KPB is more of a man that Jordan will ever be and can stand up for himself. Remember prior to the world cup in a league game when Ballack fouled KPB? Ballack ended up not making it to the 2010 World Cup because KPB stood up for himself and took him out instead of lying on the turf complaining to the referee. Waris is a very efficient team player and a very lethal finisher. He never got the quality 90 minutes that Jordan always got to be able to prove himself in a Black Stars uniform. His handicap is that he played in the Swedish league which according to certain circles is not good enough. The same league that produced the team that embarrassed England with 5 goals recently, even though most of the English stars play in the EPL which is supposedly better league. I am sure the Coaches get to see the players up close and personal, my only wish was for Waris to get at least on 90 minute game before he got axed from the squad. Is Waris really deserving to be on the Black Stars? Time will tell.