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Why the Ayews were dropped – Tanko reveals

Assistant coach for the Black Stars Ibrahim Tanko has revealed it is time to give other players who are performing in Europe the chance to bring to bear their full potential for the national team.  

Both Jordan and Andre Ayew have been dropped in a 26-man squad scheduled to face Uganda in their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

The players were at large with excuses when Ghana played Congo in Brazaville – a game they won 0-5. Andre was sidelined with a thigh sprain while Jordan was suffering from stomach cramps.

The dropping of both Jordan and Andre Ayew has been met an uproar among a section of Ghanaians, with others applauding head coach Kwasi Appiah for taking such decision.

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However, Winfred Osei Palmer, a member of the Executive Committee of the GFA has come out fully backing the technical team’s decision to try out other players hence the dropping of both players.

“The Ayew brothers were left behind for the Uganda match because we want to try other players as we did to Wakaso and others but for Asamoah Gyan we are still monitoring him,” he told Kumasi-based Nhyira FM.

“The final squad of 23 for the trip will be announced on Friday and so let us wait.”

Tanko went ahead to debunk news of a rift between the Ayew brothers, claiming they are not there to serve personal interest but rather national.

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Appiah has named a 26-man squad but will whittle down the squad to 23 before facing the Cranes of Uganda at the Mandela National Stadium on October 7.


By: Kofi Amoah

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