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