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Jordan Ayew escapes Ghana FA rap over wild allegation

Published on: 19 December 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

The Ghana FA will not take disciplinary action against Jordan Ayew over unsavory comments made about the association.

The 20-year-old has implied his exclusion from the provisional Black Stars squad for the 2013 Nations Cup was engineered by the association's top hierarchy.

The Olympique Marseille striker also went further to imply that such manipulations led to the premature international retirement of AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Many however believe Ayew's comments was bourne out of frustration and anger after missing out on the provisional 26-man squad for the tournament to be hosted early next year in South Africa.

Others also are calling for a further probe into the matter to give the youngster the opportunity to substantiate his allegations.

But the Ghana FA says it is not interested in opening any hearing of the sort into the wild allegations made.

"We have experienced such attacks in the past where players dropped for tournaments have made such allegations," Communications Director of the GFA Ibrahim Sannie-Daara told Radio Gold.

"Baba Amando, Francis Dickoh and Laryea Kingston readily come to mind.

"I will only urge cool heads prevail and that in times of anger and frustration such comments come up."

Sannie-Daara debunk the serious allegations made by the player who only began starting games for the Black Stars under coach Akwasi Appiah.

"I can tell you that these allegations are absolutely false," he adds.

"The coach said it clearly that he selected the players himself and therefore is responsible for the results thereof.

"We as an FA will continue to support the coach and any decision he makes concerning player selections."

Jordan's comment is already receiving a lot of bashing on social networking sites.

He is being deemed now as a disgruntled player who has gone rogue over his axing from the national team for the Nations Cup.


  • frimpong Benny says:
    December 20, 2012 12:13 pm
    Let's be truthful to our self which of the striker's pick by Mr.Akwasi Appiah is better then Jordan,Inkoom was drop because he is not getting playing time can the same be said about Jordan.Hmmmm we live to see
  • My says:
    December 20, 2012 11:33 am
    Seriously what really goes into black stars selections? Regular play? Player form? Competitiveness of league? Skillfulness? Ability to hold a position in a top league. What is it? Can someone educate me? I believe Jo Ayew is being victimized. Correct me if am wrong. I ll select Jo for all the reasons above plus the fact that he is very young and needs the exposure. I believe GFA should spare us such explanations and come clean with us. Ghanaians are very intelligent and able to decipher fact from ###. i and many other Ghanaians believe Jo should be part of the squad. If KA doesnot think so can he explain the footballing reasons in simple terms for us. I believe we as tax payers deserve to know. Before he does i believe he has made a misjudgement and being human just as we all are should do the correction. Thanks
    December 20, 2012 07:29 am
    sannie u fool much has the f.a given u to say this...... so must u call red a blak just because u work the f.a? i can see u really broke and need money. u really stupid monkey.
  • Thegreatest says:
    December 20, 2012 02:38 am
    The country is nit for you. You are not better than those selected. Keep quiet and focus on your team in France
  • zakito says:
    December 19, 2012 11:48 pm
    i tink de young man speaks frm de fact is dat he deserve a place in de squad.jordan,calm down we ghanaians no wat u are capable of.wishing u de best at clua side.
  • Fu-Chu says:
    December 19, 2012 10:35 pm
    @Nana Owusu, and what has Gyan done at the African Cup? Lately if you have not noticed, Gyan, has been sub par. I will rather give the young man a chance. The lad is simply frustrated, cut him slack. Allow small small.
  • Nana Yaa says:
    December 19, 2012 10:12 pm
    No case opening because Jordan is a fruit cake who talks from his behind.
  • Nana Owusu says:
    December 19, 2012 09:43 pm
    Na this boy kraa?? why do u wont to be included?? We send u to Afcon 2012 and were not able to score a single goal as a striker. J. Mensah a defender even score more.
  • father AB says:
    December 19, 2012 09:40 pm
    sannie u lost ur crediblity de day u pick dat corrupt job.....well renowned jjounnalist like ur type hmmmm
  • Papadinho says:
    December 19, 2012 06:58 pm
    No case opening because the truth will end up in the pub;ic. lol Corrupt asses
  • kiki says:
    December 19, 2012 09:18 pm
    i was just thinking the same thing!! you are soooo right!!! i wouldn't be surprised if he retires from the Ghana soccer. they need to be accountable to the people who elected them into office especially when such allegation is made by one of our good soccer players.