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'Shut up - your explanation is bogus' - Sola Ayew attacks Kwesi Appiah over Andre, Jordan dropping

Published on: 29 September 2017
'Shut up - your explanation is bogus' - Sola Ayew attacks Kwesi Appiah over Andre, Jordan dropping
Andre and Jordan Ayew have been dropped from the Ghana national team

The uncle of West Ham United ace Andre Ayew and Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew has launched an astonishing angry attack on Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insisting his reasons for the exclusion of the English Premier League duo from the Black Stars squad is 'bogus'.

Sola Ayew, who played with Kwesi Appiah in the national team in the early 1990s, says the Black Stars coach must 'shut up' claiming the explanation over the exclusion of the duo does not wash.

Jordan and Andre Ayew were both left out of the Ghana squad for next week's 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uganda which has sparked a huge storm on controversy.

Coach Appiah explained that their exclusion is to give the chance to other players to fight for places in the squad.

The former Hearts of Oak star has waded into the matter insisting the coach's reasons for axing his nephews from the national team is a ruse.

“Akwesi Appiah should shut up [because] his explanation is bogus. I fought for you and you stab me in the back?” Sola Ayew quizzed.

The brothers played for their English Premier League clubs at the weekend but pulled out of the Ghana squad for their last World Cup tie against Congo.

Andre complained of a knee injury while Jordan cited a stomach illness.

However, both attackers returned to the Premier League the following weekend, with no trouble.

According to reports in Ghana, there are two possible reasons behind Appiah's decision to drop the brothers.

The first excuse is to punish Andre and Jordan for their antics last month, when Ghana faced off against Congo.

Andre missed the match due to a supposed injury while Jordan posted a photo on social media depicting the striker in a hospital bed - ruling him out of the tie.

This has led to conspiracies that the pair were attempting to sabotage Appiah's match (a hugely important game for the Ghanaians). Nevertheless, the Black Stars ran out 5-1 winners.

On the other hand, those on the side of the Ayews believe that the decision is part of a 25-year feud with the family - and Appiah is punishing them because they are the sons of African legend Abedi Pele.

1992 saw Appiah stripped of his national captaincy in favour of Pele - the Ghanaian FA believing the latter could do a better job.

This sparked a rift between the two, and his latest decision could be Appiah getting his own back on Pele.

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