Ghanaians bemoan Ayew’s exclusion from latest Black Stars squad
By Ameenu Shardow
Numerous Ghanaian fans are calling for the express inclusion of Andre Ayew into the latest Black Stars squad.
The 21-year-old was conspicuously missing from the 22-man squad released on Wednesday for the double-header against Sudan and Nigeria.
This call was vaguely manifested in the numerous contributions made on several sports programmes in Ghana via call and texts.
Discussions and debates over the latest squad on the streets of Accra have also been dominated by Ayew’s exclusion.
Their stand is further strengthened by the Marseille midfielder’s impressive display in last night’s Uefa Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund where he grabbed a brace.
The general consensus picked up by GHANAsoccernet.com is the call on Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic to publicly defend his call-ups to the national team as done elsewhere especially in Brazil.
Opinions were however divided over the exclusion of veteran goalkeeper Richard Kingson.
While many believe his exclusion is justified by his inactive club career and recent flops in post as Ghana’s no.1, others also believe his experience would be much needed to guide the current undisputed first choice Adam Kwarasey.
The first national team call-up to Asante Kotoko defender Amos Frimpong is also seen by many as a rush decision of the Serbian trainer.
One muted but gradually brewing concern was the three strikers called-up namely; Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain), Prince Tagoe (Bursaspor) and Dominic Adiyiah (Karsiyaka).
The main argument is that, the trio are not playing in the competitive mainstream league’s in Europe and therefore could be rendered rusty.
Do you think Andre Ayew should be handed an express call-up as many Ghanaian fans want?
Should Goran Stevanovic start a public defense of his call-ups?
Is Richard Kingson’s inclusion to the national team still relevant?
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