No Ayew Brothers for Uganda Cranes tie

No Ayew Brothers for Uganda Cranes tie


By Kampala Sun writer
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has come out to explain why he snubbed Andre and Jordan Ayew from Ghana’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Uganda.
Pundits in Ghana have related the incidence to a long standing feud between the coach and the duo’s father Abedi Pele dating back to 1992 when Appiah was stripped off the Black Stars armband and handed to the Olympique Marseille striker.
Appiah told media in Ghana that the two were not dropped due to their current form but because he is setting up a succession plan.

The Ayew brothers have been dropped for the World Cup qualifier tie in Kampala

They (Jordan and Ande Ayew) are playing well in the [English] Premier League so I didn’t drop them for lack of form. We know the calibre of Andre and Jordan Ayew already and if we want to build a team for the future, then we need to give other players the chance to also prove themselves, Appiah told GNA.
The two players last featured for Ghana in a home draw against Congo Brazzaville. When the coach dropped them and opted for fresh legs, Ghana routed Congo Brazzaville 5-1 in the return leg with Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Thomas Partey pulling the strings.
The Black Stars travel to Kampala this week in a bid to resurrect their faint hopes of qualifying to the Russia showpiece.
The Black Stars sit third in group E with five points, four and two behind leaders Egypt and Uganda respectively.