No-player should be begged to play for the Black Stars - Armstrong-Mortagbe
Ghanaian football consultant Neil Armstrong Mortagbe says players should not be begged to represent their country.
The former Ghana FA presidential aspirant has waded into debate following the premature retirements of Marseille brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew.
The two brothers have requested for break from international duty after they were snubbed for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Andre’s failure to arrive in camp on scheduled accounted for his axing while his younger brother was simply overlooked for the continental showpiece.
The Ghana FA has asked the two players to rescind their decision which has sparked massive debate in the West African country.
While others believe they should be coerced into returning to the national team, there are others who believe they should be left alone.
Mortagbe says begging players to play for the national team is a recipe for disaster.
“I believe the two players are too young to retire from the national team,” Mortagbe told Happy FM
“There should be a dialogue between the parties to resolve the differences but to suggest the country should beg players to play for the national team is wide off the mark.
“No player should be begged to play for the national team. That is out of the question.”
King Faisal owner Alhaji Karim Grunzah, ex-international Samuel Osei and Tudu Mighty Jets owner Abu Sondonko are expected to hold meetings with the Ayew family to have the brothers rescind their decision