Jo' Ayew handed debut Ghana call, Muntari axed

Published on: 22 August 2010

Marseille teenager Jordan Ayew has been handed a shock invite to the Ghana national team to play in the Nations Cup qualifier against Swaziland next month.

The Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac once again left out controversial midfielder Sulley Muntari, further confirming that the Inter Milan ace will not be considered in future because of his serious disciplinary problems.

Coffie Bekoe and Yaw Antwi who are currently in good form and impressed in this month's friendly against South Africa will be called for the game.

Youngster David Addy and Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Isaac Amoako have been invited for the 5 September assignment.

Jo' Ayew, 18, has impressed as substitute in the last three matches for the French champions this term.

Jordan will become the third son of African football legend Abedi Pele to play for the Black Stars after brothers Rahim and Andre-both were at this year's Nations Cup and World Cup finals.

He is pushing for more playing time under head coach Didier Deschamps whose side bounced back on Saturday night with a 2-0 home win over Lorient after two straight defeats.

Jordan scored one goal for Marseille in four Ligue 1 appearances last season.

Comments

  • ahoofe
    says: 9 years ago
    I HAD BEING WATCHING JORDAN FOR THE PAST WEEKS AND HE WAS SPLENDID TO BE HONEST
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    wow,for once our campaign for players who merit to be in the stars is now bearing fruit.now the rules simple,u got play for ur club or forget playing for the stars.dramani,adiyiah,lee addy,badu,afful are players who dont qualify to be in the stars.david addy and nana akwasi are the right players to solve our left back problem.jonathan quartey has been warming the bench of nice but i can confidently say,he is far better than lee addy in the central defense.i hope buabeng,nana akwasi,abeyie and kumordzi with be invited and given more mins to justify themselve.whilst some players are given more games to convince the technical team,others are just giving 10-15mins to prove themselves.clear case of the favouritism and the nepotism we always talk.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    Please sabacious give us a break dude! you have not been campaigning for any young player... you did not campaign for the calling Jordan Ayew the reverse is rather the case. You always campaign for your favorite players and that is exactly what you are doing now. You talk as if a hundred players can be fielded at one time. You talk as if it is only Milo that likes players that can play his tactics but coaches all over the world do that. You talk about favouritism and nepotism being practiced by Milo and other officials but it is rather you sabacious that have traits of favouritism and nepotism because you always want your favorite players to be called to the Ghana team, and I can bet my life that you will do just that if you become an official in any capacity. You did this before Angola, you did it before South Africa, and now you are doing it again. Enough is enough! The Black Stars or any of the Ghana teams is not just about you. Let the coach do his work!
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 9 years ago
    sabacious, YOU ARE DAMM RIGHT MY BROTHER.GHANA NEED A REAL COACH THOUGH.GFA MUST SEND THE SERBIAN MAN CALLED MILO BACK HOME.
  • rass
    says: 9 years ago
    well done taxas thats a wise talk.. anyway is great to hear jordan is invited to the stars
  • Lè shaq
    says: 9 years ago
    For me he should play the under20 first.
  • Watchdog
    says: 9 years ago
    Sabacious or whatever, who are you to decide who is fit to be in the Black Stars and who is not? I now understand why people seems to have problems with you. You are too known. As Texas is saying you only want your favourite players to be called. Yet you accused the coach of nepotism for calling his favourite players. Do you think you know better than the coach? Then leave your day job and apply for the coach's job when he leaves. Every time you are saying this this player is better than this player. Every Ghanaian has his favourite player. What do you think will happen if everyone is campaigning for his favourite player to be picked. By the way Jordan Ayew was already knocking on the door of the Black Stars. And if he has been called it is because the technical team knows he deserves it not because of your campaign as you want Ghanaians to know. Now you see the value of blending in the youth to make the Black Stars formidable. We have not forgotten what you said about the coach when he invited the U20 boys for the AFCON in Angola. Give us a Break. Concentrate on your job and allow the coach and the technical team concentrate on theirs.
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    texas or who ever u called ur self,i wonder which planet u live.i've been campaigning for the inclusion of jordan after watching him playing in marseille preseason and in the lique1, 3 matches he has played for marseille.boy! for ur infor,i got no favourite players but rather inform players are my favourite players.nobody is calling for hundred players to be fielded at the same time,so reason up! all that we're saying is that,there should be scale of preference,if those playing regularly at the major european leagues have not get the chance to justify themselves,how come those who are warming the bench in uncompetative leagues are called?u talked of milo selected players who fit his game plan,how funny u can be.milo was using tagoe in the wc whilst even a blindman saw that,he's playing to the disadvantage of the team.he even went ahead to say,tagoe was playing according to his tactics.are u telling the whole world that,its only bench warmers who fits milo's game plan? if players like afful,lee addy,dramani,rahim,yaw antwi,adiyiah are those who fits milo's game plan,then LORD HAVE MERCY ON GHANA.TO SHAQ;what do u mean jordan have to play in the u-20? aaaah ghanafoo paaaa,masa the guys is robbying shoulders with the best in the french league.how old was messi,owen,walcot and even mario barwuah when he was called to play for the stars? what is the football age of adiyiah,inkoom,jonathan mensah?he's 18yrs but strong and well built than most of the 30yrs blackstars players.if we want old ppls to play for the stars,then appiah,eric addo,laryea,sarpei,mark edusei,stephen oduro and the rest are those who should be called to play for the stars.both germany and england are now giving youngsters like kroos,muller and jack wilshire in their senior team a chance ok.i can bet with my last kronor that,jordan ayew is better than tagoe and adiyiah either as a striker or as right winger.that outmoded african mentality that he's young,is thing of the past.the lique 1 is the most physical league in europe looking at the number of black players in it,so if jordan is playing in such a tough league,what does it tell u doubters and haters of the guy?
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    to watchdog aka,baba yara,plain truth,atta mills,sasabonsam etc pls if ur favourite players are playing in the top level and milo called them,nobody body cares.yes i did complained about the youngsters milo took to angola cos players like buabeng,abeyie,derek boateng and few other players who were playing regular football for their clubs were ignored,whilst most of the younsters he took to angola were either benchwarmers or in the second team.eg badu was just training with berekum berlin fc when he was included in the team,ransford osei didn't even sat on the bench of twente tru out the season,adiyiah was just a training horse for ac milan just like dramani.if u are talking of blending youth in stars,we wonna see youth who are active but not a bench warmers ok.u guys just hate the truth just bcos of ur link with the coach or some officials at the GFA.we'll always call the inform players to don the stars jersey and if u haters of progress think ,those players are my favourite.the good thinkers are there on this forum to judge me.i get sick when ppls talk of players fitting game milo game plan by twisted the issue.milo was using dede though sulley is tried and tested player but dede fits milo's game plan.dunga prefer maicon to daniel alves though they're all great players.its stupid for any one to say badu,lee addy,afful,dramani are those who fit milo's game plan with the eg i've make.
  • bonso
    says: 9 years ago
    We are allowed to comment on this site free at any time but some bros talk too much and they end up insulting others. Ghanaians and the world are reading every comment. This game of football is not insult, pride, hatred, or any valient act but a real friendship and love.
  • Harry
    says: 9 years ago
    All of you have forgotten that there is freedom of speech.
  • Dr Villa
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS BOYS DONT PLAY QUALIFIER LET HIM GROW HE IS NOW 18. WE CAN QUALIFIER WITH THIS YOUNG GUYS
  • Chrish
    says: 9 years ago
    Eeii Sabacious and co. Hmmmmmmm! What England Coach do with all the players they have? str_repeat('*',strlen('Gosh'))! Leave the coach alone. Don't you think he knows what is at stake when he does not perform? Allow him to do his work for heaven sake. When his time runs out you can apply for the or invite your dad to apply. This kind of attitude of the ghananaian must stop. "pull him down syndrome"; "too known";"I know I know" & "segregation" is killing us all both at home and abroad.The blackman & his mind must grow ooo ton.aba!
  • hakeem
    says: 9 years ago
    hey ghana cant u see some mischief in this first it was rahim,dede then jordan hmmmmm,he should be in the starlet better than the him been in the blackstars there is a hidden hand,milo dont be swollen headed of ur achievement inthe2010 worldcup hmm or else u will see ghanaian on ur back we 22million coach if u dont know
  • J-NAY
    says: 9 years ago
    This is what Ghana has been waiting for. We need young guys who can mix with the senior players so that when they(senior) are retiring, the young ones will take over. I support u Sabacious but u are too stubborn.Am a CHELSEA FAN.
  • Richie
    says: 9 years ago
    all this comment are perfect but for it to get to the technical board that is the problem Ghana ewomu nso yenfa
  • Lorins
    says: 9 years ago
    This coach has perform extremely well so far(finals in Africa cup and quarter final in world cup). nobody has got any justification to condemn this man. The most we can asked for is an improvement. He knows his job better than any of us writing rubbish just for f**k sake. I'm here in England and I know how people of higher football knowledge talked highly of him during both competition he has taken us through. We must count ourselves lucky for still having him and give him every support that he needs rather accusing of nepotism and bullsh**t. May God bless us all with insight.
  • Lorins
    says: 9 years ago
    This coach has perform extremely well so far(finals in Africa cup and quarter final in world cup). nobody has got any justification to condemn this man. The most we can asked for is an improvement. He knows his job better than any of us writing rubbish just for f**k sake. I'm here in England and I know how people of higher football knowledge talked highly of him during both competition he has taken us through. We must count ourselves lucky for still having him and give him every support that he needs rather accusing of nepotism and bullshit. May God bless us all with insight.
  • Aswi
    says: 9 years ago
    let face fact, dede is a hard working player ba whatz is his scoring rate? no even 10% we can't let Sulley go now, we need him more than 80% of our players, a good team need a blend of both young and experience players and those who can score cos at the end of the day the question will be what's the score line? And who won the tournament not who did impress? how many foriegn coaches has won trophy for ghana? none and remember no foriegn coach has ever won a world cup. Milo is a good coach but history does not favour him, and every body deserve a chance not pele's boys alone. even the world most indiscipline players like balotelli are called to the national team. Essien said Sulley is indiscipline out side the pitch but he brings discipline in the field of play and most importantly he scores. think abt it.
  • Aistone
    says: 9 years ago
    I think the FA is having some percentage in the Coach's salary. that is why dey dont want to sack him away. oh ghana FA wat are u doing to Ghanaian?
  • TJ
    says: 9 years ago
    It is now cleaely that coach Milo is a hate monger. Even though I like his style of coaching but that wouldn't make me blind to see that coach Milo hated Munyari! Let me be clear and repeat exactly what I stated above: Rajevic hates Sulley Ali Muntari! Yes he did. In solidarity for Muntari, Ex Capito has decided to call it quits. I know by now so many Ghana fans are saying that Capito is aged and for that reason he should be gone. Essien for time bieng call it quits to concentrate for his club. Many would say Ghana do not need him (Essien) either. But gradually, one of the best coaches Ghana ever had is killing the team by hating Muntari. Yes....Muntari has decsiplinary issues but that does not warrant the treatment the coach is metting out on Muntari. I am against indecsipline at any level but once this coach made his mind about Muntari anything is not going to change, oops...the only thing that is going to change is the team. Unless coach milo changes, the attitude of the black Stars will not change. He said he will not invite Muntari for recent desiplinary issues. Muntari did eplain the reason for his actions on the fateful day when Ghana failed to capitalize on an weak Soccerroos. Muntari's explanation did make sense to me and I believed would have made sense to every reasonable head. Only nuckle heads will not get the logic. Is coach Milo a nuckle head? I have from today, the 23rd of August resign from supporting the National team till coach Milo is gone. And am going to start a crusade to make sure that this nuckle head is gone or fail.......let us start counting from now...right here and now.
  • messi
    says: 9 years ago
    all of u hv shared ur views,welldone.but i sincerely think Jordan deserve a place in'de' national team.is abt time we gv de young ones de exposure cos they hold de future of Ghana football.
  • Deathrow
    says: 9 years ago
    SO IF YOUR PARENTS ARE NOT RICH OR YOU ARE NOT FROM WELL KNOWNED FAMILLY THEN YOU CAN`T PLAY ANY GHANA NATIONAL SIDE?OOOOOOH GHANA WE HAVE BUNCH OF GOOD PLAYERS IN THE GHANA LEAGUE AND SOME ABROAD BUT THE SELECTION GOES THE SAME WAY,THOSE WHO BROUGHT THE COACH ARE NOW MAKING THE SELECTION FOR HIM,WHAT ARE PREJUDICE COUNTRY,SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE GATHERING MY GANGS TO JUST ASSASINATE THE GFA MEN IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME,I THINK I WILL BE HERO AFTER DOING THAT. DAMN GHANA I ALWAYS HATE MY FELLOW SOME OF MY COMPATRIOTS WHEN IT COMES TO FOOTBALL.
  • Deathrow
    says: 9 years ago
    PEOPLE ARE SAYING TO PLAY ANY GHANA NATIONAL SIDE IS NOT ABOUT WHO KNOWS YOU BUT WHO YOU KNOWS. MONEY MONEY MONEY GO KILL SOME PEOPLE OOOOOH.
  • Dr Villa
    says: 9 years ago
    Ghanasoccernet are u talking about jordan or Muntari which is which
  • Doug kwame-Blazefame
    says: 9 years ago
    I saw someone talking about favoritism on the Abedi family, but I think Andre deserve to play for the blackstars like anybody else on the team, but as for Rahim I dont think his chances of playing at the blackstars level is up to the standard of gettin a future call ups. The coach need to watchout for other players becuz its goin to cause the favoritism out there to have an impact. Give those who deserve it the chance. peace.
  • Maxwell Arthur
    says: 9 years ago
    Hey stop that and keep Ur mouth close over there who told u that Badu is not good u even don't have eyes damn it and that is my second boy in my heart ....he and Muntari are the best to me and they must be in the team forever and ever But still That ugly man must go ..Milo or what ever it is bull shit and bull as well...what has he done for us useless things ........
  • shawa
    says: 9 years ago
    Rajevac: No player axed from Black Stars:Ghana fa.org why are u telling lies on here or are u just saying things on here to get attention from the public.
  • news
    says: 8 years ago
    1 cheese