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Jordan Ayew attacks Ghana FA for his Nations Cup axing

Published on: 19 December 2012

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has implied that the Ghana Football Association is responsible for his dropping from the Black Stars squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 20-year-old says there is more to his dropping from the Black Stars squad for next month's competition in South Africa other than footballing reason.

The attacker was left out of the Black Stars 26-man squad announced by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah last week.

The youngster has been impressive for Marseille having netted eight goals in all competitions for the club this season.

The son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele is adamant to reveal the real reasons for his dropping but suspects there are ulterior GFA motives for his axing from the squad.

"It's not so bad not to be taken with Ghana squad (for the Africa Cup of Nations). This is Africa you know,'' Ayew told French newspaper L’Equipe.

"I do not want to go into details, but if Kevin-Prince Boateng left the team, it is not for nothing.

"Many things happen with the Federation of Ghana. I cannot tell you ... There are things that are not normal."

The decision to axe the promising youngster has been condemned by a section of the Ghanaian media, with critics arguing that his performance surpasses some of the strikers.

However, Jordan has not been impressive in recent matches for the Black Stars.

His performances in Ghana's match against Zambia in Ndola as well as the match with Malawi were widely condemned by the local media as well as fans of the Black Stars.

Comments

  • austin says:
    December 20, 2012 08:40 am
    another lazy piece of work by our journalist why will you people always take delight in making news seem like it is so bad when it does not even mean anything bad. its just an expression of anger when everybody knew he was to make the list.
  • Kao says:
    December 20, 2012 09:11 am
    Why are you critizing ? Young Jordan has four more forthcoming African Cup in his log book.
  • josh says:
    December 19, 2012 06:23 pm
    when we talk of quality you are talking of clottey??? plsss dnt be a hypocrate..jordan was only bad against malawi but even in ndola he was the brightest spot in our team alongside atsu and annan because the rest just decided not to play or they where passengers in the game..what football do you watch..jordan is miles ahead of clottey
  • Ghanaman says:
    December 19, 2012 04:10 pm
    Moron... Come with evidence. Jordan has been given more than twice the Chances Clottey has received..
  • bawah says:
    December 19, 2012 04:15 pm
    CONTROVERSY OR CONTRADICTION: THE MEDIA In-form Marseille striker Jordan Ayew is backing Ghana to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations despite failing to make the squad.
  • anokwale says:
    December 19, 2012 03:37 pm
    I think the media is just trying to create controversy here. He is not really attacking the GFA. I believe that deep inside, he knows that he really did not deserve to be on the BS this time. He will get more than enough opportunities in the future.
  • father AB says:
    December 19, 2012 03:47 pm
    Ghanasoccernet watchout...wat has dis boy done to u...there are more news up there to cover or write ur articles on....stop creating false rumoures abt de boy...wat has been de performance of dat so Joshua clottey in blast star matches..n also which one is dat yaya Mohamed. ..hmmm Ghanaians watchout .....I can see disaster. ..u r just only going to market players dats all u r going to do n will come empty. ...GOD SAVE GHANA. ..FROM DIS CRIMINALS CALLED GFA
  • The DON says:
    December 19, 2012 03:23 pm
    I blame our media...why are they fanning hatred for the boy? If he's been dropped, he's been dropped...Period!! No big deal..media will say he's been 'snubbed'...do the journalists even know what snub means? Of course he'll be dissappointed..does it mean he has 'attacked' GFA? Am sure he's being misreported...
  • augustine says:
    December 20, 2012 09:58 am
    Jordan should be professional enough and accept his omission in good faith. He should strive and convince us on the pitch when he dons the national shirt and also try to work on his attitude. Comment like "but if KPB left the team, it is not for nothing" was absolutely needless
  • Carbonite says:
    December 20, 2012 03:16 am
    Massa! dont hate the dude because of his father!! get a life!
  • Jaja says:
    December 20, 2012 01:13 am
    The title is misleading.
  • godfather says:
    December 20, 2012 12:04 am
    there is no single quote cited in this article indicating an attack on the FA. “Many things happen with the Federation of Ghana. I cannot tell you … There are things that are not normal.” - is this the source of the article, GSN - moridi mboasem paaaa !
  • Nana Owusu says:
    December 19, 2012 10:13 pm
    heyy!! fawokwasiako, Ghanaman is an intelligent man. How can we send a whole striker like Jordan to Afcon 2012 without scoring a single goal as a striker Apuuu!!! and 2013 we are calling for strikers a, u wont to be among.
  • father AB says:
    December 19, 2012 09:47 pm
    ghanaman r u villager from another planet ...fuk u cos u dont wats football n i am u watch black n white tv dats why u r talking anyhow saying clottey has been given only one chance in black star ....fuck u again ghana man
  • mapetwesco says:
    December 19, 2012 09:49 pm
    ghanaman r u villager from another planet ...fuk u cos u dont wats football n i am u watch black n white tv dats why u r talking anyhow saying clottey has been given only one chance in black star ....fuck u again ghana man
  • zambia is a shit hole! says:
    December 19, 2012 07:55 pm
    He n his brother togethr wil bring confusion in bs camp..