Dede Ayew To Miss Black Stars Call Up, Reports Indicate: "The End Of An Era"

Dede Ayew To Miss Black Stars Call Up, Reports Indicate: "The End Of An Era"

  • Reports indicated that Ghanaian professional footballer André Dede Ayew would not be called up to the Black Stars by the newly appointed coach, Otto Addo
  • The news was broken by Ghanaian sports journalist Ohene-Bampoe Brenya, who noted that, per his reliable source, the coach does not plan on adding Dede to the squad
  • The news has sparked massive debate online, as many claimed Dede had had a successful season at the club level and deserved a chance
  • Media General sports journalist Bill Eshun spoke about the impact of Dede Ayew missing out on the Black Stars squad

According to reports, André Morgan Rami Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew, the captain of the senior national team of Ghana, will not be called up to the team.

ede Ayew allegedly not called up to the Black Stars by Otto Addo
Dede Ayew in photos. Image Credit: @andreayew10
Source: Instagram

Dede Ayew allegedly not called up to the Black Stars

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Terming it the end of an era for Dede Ayew, it is alleged that the Black Stars captain will not be called up to the squad.

Black Stars' newly appointed coach, Otto Addo, is set to host a press conference on May 29, 2024, and according to sources, the coach did not select Dede Ayew as part of his squad.

Ghanaian sports journalist Ohene-Bampoe Brenya noted that the major news will not be who Otto Addo selects but rather who he did not and the new direction of the Black Stars.

According to sources, the coach informed the Le Havre winger about a month ago that he would no longer be a part of his plans.

On his X account, Mr Brenya noted that if Dede misses this call-up, his time with the national team will end.

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Below is the statement alleging that Dede Ayew would not be called up to the Black Stars.

Reactions to the news of Dede Ayew not being called up to the Black Stars

Below are the views of Ghanaians regarding Dede Ayew's fate in the Black Stars:

@ini_JahSon said:

Ohene, this one that you broke the news first, I hope they won't betray u by giving him a late call up ooh .. please when will Jordan be retired.. He doesn't like playing with Kudus and Inaki.. The sabotage must stop, or he must also be dropped..

@thisisjoey3 said:

Make this make sense??? He was dropped after he had a good season at Le Havre??? But then he was called up when he was playing so badly and also being clubless at a point. Everything in this country is always an inverse of what should be done‍♂️. Ghana kraaa aden !!!!!

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@LowkeyMensah said:

I doubt your reliable source. It won't make sense especially when he's had a good season at club level this recent ended season. The kept calling him even when he was clubless so why now?? The coach should keep a cool head and focus on his work.

@skilful4u said:

If you keep calling Salis, Baba, Edmond Addo and Elisha Owusu, then you have to call capito

@villa_carter said:

Let's see what happens at the presser today but per his form i think he should have added him because if the players he called per stats are not better than him then he would explain taya.

@pokuadon said:

He shouldn't worry; he will get a standing ovation from the fans when he’s sitting at the VVIP.

@AlfredDarius1 said:

He did his part. Time to let others do their part.

Ghanaian sports journalist highlighted the impact of Dede Ayew in Black Stars

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In an exclusive interview with, Media General sports journalist Bill Eshun discussed Dede Ayew's influence on the Black Stars and why Coach Otto Addo might have dropped him from the squad.

Speaking about the qualities of Dede Ayew, Mr Eshun noted that he is an exceptional player, considering the fact that he had made 120 appearances for the Black Stars and scored 24 goals.

"However, his recent performances with the national team have not been encouraging. During his tenure as captain, the team has exited two AFCON group stages and one World Cup group stage."

Speaking of why Coach Otto Addo might have dropped Dede Ayew from the squad, the Media General sports journalist noted that,

"Otto Addo is moving away from the older generation to using the younger one. So yes, the team will miss his experience, but they will not miss his on-field contributions much. The team has seemingly moved on from him."

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Dede Ayew beat four others to win Ligue 1's Goal of the Month for January reported that Black Stars captain Andre Ayew's spectacular bicycle kick goal was adjudged Ligue 1 Goal of the Month.

The captain's goal came right after Ghana's disappointing exit from the 2023 AFCON, for which he had to apologise.

Netizens took to social media to celebrate the player's Ligue 1 milestone despite his recent troubles with the Ghanaian fans.

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