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Blame Andre Ayew for his exclusion from Ghana's AFCON squad – coach Afranie

Andre Ayew has been dropped from the Black Stars squad for the 2013 Nations Cup

By Patrick Akoto

Veteran Ghanaian trainer Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie says Andre Ayew should be blamed for his exclusion from Ghana’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The 23-year-old was dropped from the Black Stars team after he failed to report to the team’s training camp to be assessed by the team’s medics.

The axing of the Marseille star by coach Kwesi Appiah has sharply divided Ghanaians.

Critics have accused the ex-Ghana international of playing to the gallery in throwing out the influential player from his team.

But the former Black Stars coach has rubbished the claims and insists Ayew should take responsibility for his axing.

“I don’t understand why people always find fault with every decision. Kwesi Appiah wanted to take the player to the Nations Cup,” Afranie told Accra-based Peace FM.

“From all indications, it was obvious it was the player who didn’t want to go.

“The blame should be laid his(Ayew)  doorstep not Kwesi Appiah.

“There was a timeline for everyone to arrive in camp, he was given additional two-days and yet he failed to report to camp.

“Then suddenly some people turn around to blame the coach for his decision, it beats my imagination.

“He (Andre Ayew) didn’t want to go.”

Ayew has since joined his Marseille teammates in Morocco for their training camp.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Dr Who says:

    Well said.Afranie,you have shown that your grey hair is full of wisdom.

  2. Coconutman says:

    These are the facts, this is the truth.

  3. Honestly speaking am not happy about ayews exclusion but the problem is from ayew.lets call a spade a spade.

  4. Jeff says:

    We ghanaians should learn how to says truth sometimes we refews to accepts our negative & evil things from lower level to presidential ,look most of ghanaias players didn’t has respect of the game they shoul go back & learn the rules of soccer, in Europe hier when the national team invite u for the games & gives u the deadline even the Messi can’t break deadline & reported to camp with unessesery time he won’t , Dede didn’t respect the GFA , FIFA laws remeans that if a player got a called up for his national team his club ve no option to stop him or if the player is injury or refews to play for his national team that player will not play any match for his club until the nation will finish the tournament , but now Dede is in marseIlles camp in morocco . GFA should put step on this issues .

  5. Efiewura says:

    Well said, Coach!! Some of us suspected this because his brother was not considered good enough for the initial 26….Well, if he thinks Ghana would beg him to play for her then he must be a big joker. You made your breakthrough when playing for Ghana so beware. Even Lionel Messi virtually ‘BEGS’ to play for his country!!!!

  6. jon bature says:

    coach afranie is probably suffering from menopause he akwasi appiah was injured in the build up to the 1982 afcon yet he was sent to the tournament.is it a crime to politely ask for extension to report to camp?the most important thing is ghana should come home with the afcon title .

  7. deathrow says:

    THE AYES ARE OVER-HYPED AND OVER-RATED, COME ON THERE ARE MORE SKILFUL AND PROLIFIC STRIKERS, TELL ME IS HE (DEDE) A THREAT AT ALL? PEOPLE ALWAYS INSULT ASAMOAH GYAN BUT THAT GUY IS THREAT ANYTIME HE IS ON THE PITCH,SULLEY MUNTARI EVEN AT HIS WORST FORM HE STILL POSSES A THREAT,BUT THIS AYEW BROTHERS EVEN WITH THEIR TOP FORM THEY ARE STILL NOT A THREAT TO OPPONENT JUST. OVER-HYPED AND OVER-RATED, COME ON GHANAIANS BLACK STARS IS NOT GUARANTEE FOR ANYBODY

  8. Sammy says:

    I will not play under this coach If I am Ayew. There is every indication that the presence of Ayew in the team is a bother to the coach. If AA had his own way, he would have dropped the two right from the onset. His statement that I caused him to be contacted indicates the relationship between them. Nobody wants to be in a place where he is unwanted. Milo went all the way to Italy to beg rebel Muntari to play even though there was bad blood between them. That indicates a coach who is interested in winning games. Sports is not a display of Ego’s. coaches don’t play football. The players have to implement your ideas for you to be a good coach. AA should speak to AVB of Hotspurs for advice.

  9. yopoo says:

    Afrane or whtever shut up I blame you and your nerphew Akwesi appiah for Ayews exclusion you guys are too tribalistic let me tell this won’t take Ghana football anywhere.Ayew is better than all the ashanti guys in our camp so stop the war.

  10. selfmade says:

    See this bribe taker talking bullshit too!!!! Coach bribe afranie shut the fuck up!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!!!

  11. selfmade says:

    Instead of this afranie man going for some refreshing coaching courses to clean his medulla oblongata of archaic coaching tactics and formations,he is here talking bullllllllshittttttting!!! Viva the revolutioncioooooo