Ghana senior national team football team coach, Kwesi Appiah, has finally commented on the issue of his dropping both Ayew brothers from the squad scheduled to go up against Uganda in Ghana's next 2018 World Cup qualifier.
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Coach Appiah has revealed that his decision not to call back the Ayew brothers for Ghana's next World Cup qualifier against Uganda on October 7th is because he wants to build a strong team for the future.
According to coach Appiah, who was speaking to GNA Sports on Friday, he chose not to call both Ayew brothers to Ghana's next World Cup qualifier in order to give other, equally good players, the opportunity to shine.
Coach Appiah called up seven players to play for the senior national team in Ghana's next World Cup qualifier, which will be their first times to play for the Black Stars.
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“...we know the calibre of Dede 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.” Said Kwesi Appiah.
Responding to questions if his decision to drop the Ayew brothers was due to a drop in performance, he said, "No, they're playing well".
Some Ghanaians have alleged that Kwesi Appiah's move to exclude the duo from Ghana's next qualifier is because of his longstanding feud with the two's father over captaincy of the national team over two-and-a-half decades ago, something coach Appiah has dismissed.
"...this has nothing to do with that because there’s no issue," he said.
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