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Ayew brothers to respond to Ghana FA this week over temporary retirement plans

Published on: 07 March 2013

Andre and Jordan Ayew will make their final decision over their immediate future with Ghana by the close of this week following a plea by the Ghana FA for them to drop their temporal retirement plans.

Last week the Ghana Football Association (GFA) rejected the request by the Marseille duo to quit the Black Stars provisionally urging them to reconsider their decisions.

The Ayew brothers caused a storm by writing separate letters to the GFA citing personal reasons for their surprise request for exclusion from national assignments.

The sons of legend Abedi Pele will respond to the letter the GFA sent them with many suspecting they could make a U-turn and return to the Black Stars, insiders close to the Ayews have told Ghana’s leading football news outfit

This follows days of engagement with senior officials of the football fraternity in Ghana who are bent on getting the two players available for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Sudan this month.

But coach Kwesi Appiah must also prepare to face the Nile Crocodiles without the Ayews as they could reject the plea for them to reconsider their premature retirement plans despite the appeals.

Opinion is divided in the country over the return of the Ayews with some asking for them to be begged to return while others think they should be ignored.

Following Ghana’s disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, there is a strong demand from a section of the media for the Ayew brothers to return.

Jordan was not included in Ghana’s team for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations while his brother Andre failed to report in time for the pre-tournament training camp in Abu Dhabi which resulted in his exclusion.

Coach Appiah, who is facing an arduous task of reviving Ghana’s World Cup campaign with a win against the Nile Crocodiles in Kumasi this month.

Do you think the Ayews should rescind their decision? Do you think the GFA should beg the Ayews? Do you think Ghana needs them? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 17 comment(s), give your comment
  • Soko Edmond says:
    March 12, 2013 06:18 pm
  • Ansong says:
    March 07, 2013 03:55 am
    These are the only boys using their real age,but the Kumasi coach sacked them just to replaced them with inlaws.We should get rid of tactically blind kumasi coach to save our beloved national team.wise up^
  • Bangarlee sylla says:
    March 07, 2013 04:12 am
    Temerity' I have used this words numerous comments on appiah,s down fall. Instead evening things to make his for himself he followed the stupidity of this very talented players dede n jordan.and that allowed the beef mongering idiots in the FA to orchestrate and make him appiah the maestro of hus own downfall.
  • The truth says:
    March 07, 2013 05:00 am
    Ansong or whatever your name is, stop embarrassing us with your level of stupidity. If you have nothing sensible to say juts shut up and go clean some toilets you monkey
  • Big one says:
    March 07, 2013 06:02 am
    An African insultn hs own broda a monky.s 2u bad
  • Djeniko says:
    March 07, 2013 06:11 am
    African coaches should grow up and learn to be fatherly figures to players. These players often times behave like kids which they are. So handle them with wisdom to achieve your objectives. Discipline them but don't exclude them from d team if they are useful. Copy a leaf from Europe's coaches. Despite d excessive wrong doings of some players they still use them to win matches but are disciplined another way. Who loose more in this case? Ghana! These guys would've made some differences in d team. They would've combined nicely with Mubarak and Gyan. So GFA should make these and other players feel accepted and valued. So plead with these boys via their father to rescind their decisions. Its their decision and no one can force them. Togo has to even involve d presidency to make Adebayo rescind his decision and Togo gained it. Let Ghana do d same.
  • Emma jnr says:
    March 07, 2013 06:22 am
    The ayew brothers are prolific figures in gh football.These r boys needed for our back-back qualifiers to the world cup. The talented boys shd come back for the betterness of mother Gh.
  • Joe says:
    March 07, 2013 08:51 am
    We saw KPB sending well wishes msg to BS during Afcon.tody he advices the youth on his mistakes jst couple of mnths ago.tomorow who knos,he will like 2 b part of Ghana's football one way or other,e.g M. Desailly.So what does that tells u? This guys we call heoroes r all imatures. Administratn mst give thm chance to grow. Dnt b 'A COACH' rather ''THE COACH'' ,excetional qualities of Arsene Wenger.Learn to teach,mentor, guide,train,advice a b4 coaching these guys to b the qualities we want rather than expectng them to kno nd do what is right.Akwesi Appiah mst b a ''groomer'' nd not a coach.A coach analyses bt a groomer understands.
  • tbdarko says:
    March 07, 2013 09:01 am
    All I will say is, whatever it takes to get these boys back on the team then it needs to be done asap. The coach should put his pride to the side and make piece with these boyz if he wants to continue as the head-coach of ghana. The sooner they come back to the team the better chance we have of KPB returning to the team. We need these guyz if we are going to make it. Hate them for their behavoir, thats kool...but u can't take their talent away from them, and thats the talent that we need.
  • kantoose says:
    March 07, 2013 10:04 am
    we are talkin about worldcup here, you must rescind ur decisions NOW!!!!
  • George Amu says:
    March 07, 2013 10:19 am
    I think we should respect their decision and give them time to get back to whatever they wanted to be, Seriously i think the Ayew's are too good for the coach. You don't go to a war without your best weapons.... what are u going to fight with Wakaso, Solomon Asante is that dude better or experience than any of the Ayews
  • Dr Who says:
    March 07, 2013 12:25 pm
    This two boys should be allowed to go.We are making them feel like without them we cant play football.With or without them we placed 4th at AFCON so that should tell everyone that their influence is zero percent.
  • wee says:
    March 07, 2013 12:42 pm
    dr who,seriously i like ur comment n we want people like you to comment on such article,how can these young guys be the success of our football,they must go to hell who care and since he play for the BS hve we won any trophy useless people who beg money frm these boys for advert comment with favour on them.these dede player is control and pass footballer n can't compare to the quality of wakaso.we hve more talented player and these guys can pay any amount of money to see the downfall of the BS cos they were drop.just for people to say without them,apuuuuuuu toooooo.
  • real sabacious says:
    March 07, 2013 12:49 pm
    wether nyantakyi led corrupt Gfa likes it or not,the Ayew family is the most famous family in Ghana and abroad.excluding jordan and dropping dede is the most unwise decision serious minded administrator will take.i'll advise the a ayews to stay away till the GFA come out with the true explaination why jordan was drop from the team,instead of visionless Akwasi Appiah telling Ghanaians that,it was football reason
  • PITO says:
    March 07, 2013 02:28 pm
    Guys come back to the team before the sudan game. Do not miss a game of Blackstars with this your resignation just because of some bad nuts in the management otherwise they would have had their way. Afterall what they want is for you guys to dissapear so they can field their average players without any public resistance and when they fail they will have an excuse that afterall you guys resigned. PLAY WISE AYEWS, MAKE YOURSELVES AVAILABLE FOR BELOVED 56YR OLD GHANA.
  • Randy says:
    March 07, 2013 03:16 pm
    You are a thoughtful person. Even Balotelli is playing soccer under a coach. African coaches loves to push players around as they see themselves as "Higher Above Every One". Stephen Keshi adopted fatherly figure and brotherly figure to win the total confidence of his squad, they were literally ready to die for the coach and country. Michael Obi has always been ordinary playing for Nigeria until Keshi took over, the results is evident. AA needs serious advice in coaching.
  • Abdulai Alhassan says:
    March 07, 2013 05:07 pm
    These boys are gifted, so lets give them the chance to help mother Ghana.