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Ghana legend Polo backs Jordan Ayew's exclusion from Ghana AFCON squad

Published on: 13 December 2012

Ghana legend Mohammed Polo has backed Kwesi Appiah’s decision to drop Jordan Ayew for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The shock exclusion of the 20-year-old has been criticized in some quarters with critics arguing he’s done enough to merit a place in the team.

Ayew has been impressive for Marseile this season where he was voted their best Player for the month of November.

But he was shockingly overlooked by the Ghana trainer prompting widespread condemnation.

But the ‘dribbling magician’ has backed the decision to leave out the talented striker.

“Kwesi Appiah has shown that he knows what he’s about. I am not at all surprised by Jordan’s exclusion,” Polo told Accra-based Happy FM

“He has worked with most of the players and he knows what they can do.

“I don’t think it would be fair to start criticizing the squad by saying who should have been in and who should have been out.

“But I totally agree with his decision to leave him out. It boils down to team work and no individual person.”


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    December 14, 2012 11:27 am
    It actually implies that Jordan is more individualistic (though talented) than a committed team player.
  • TJ says:
    December 14, 2012 04:43 am
    Regarding comment # 2, your comment did not correspond with Mohammed Polo Statement. Please there is no need jumping in to this simple conversation if you don't understand common English.
  • mannie says:
    December 14, 2012 01:45 am
    Polo said he backs the coach's decision hedid not say jordan did not deserve to be on the tean for afcon. Plase, dont put words in his mouth.
  • mazo says:
    December 14, 2012 02:17 am
    why this insult always,pls let's stop that since its a social network,n it doesnt make this blog attractive,tnx
  • murtala says:
    December 14, 2012 01:32 am
    this is a very stupid reasons polo, are you saying jordan can not be part of a team work,? just shut up and let kwesi appiah do his work, this is why you still can not be consided for any coaching job.
  • Kwesi says:
    December 13, 2012 09:32 pm
    We know that all the Abedi haters agree. That is why i ill never agree with anyone who thinks AA is the man. His confidence is even suspect. I wonder how he can instruct the players. A coach who lacks leadership qualities including confidence can never achieve anything. Salas Tetteh is a better Ohio to take us to the world.