Asamoah Gyan denies involvement on Ayew brothers exclusion

Asamoah Gyan denies involvement on Ayew brothers exclusion
Asamoah Gyan

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 12, 2017. 10:30

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has rubbished reports that he orchestrated the move to sideline the Ayew brothers for their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uganda.

The Black Stars faced the Cranes without the two Ayew players, Jordan and Andrew, as they went on to draw 0-0 in Kampala.

However, Gyan has rubbished claims he masterminded the exclusion of Abedi Pele's sons for the Black Stars double-header against Uganda and Saudi Arabia.

Coach Kwesi Appiah overlooked the Ayew brothers from his squad and the Turkish-based striker rubbished the claims as preposterous.

“I am also a player in the team and even as a captain I am under the coach. The coach makes his decision and it is normal for people to complain when he makes decisions like this," he told Accra-based Hot FM

“At the end of the day I am not the coach to be making decisions. Although everybody knows the experience and quality of Jordan and Dede Ayew in the national team but it is the decision of the coach to invite them into the national team or not.

“Everybody is entitled to his opinion as to why the Ayews were dropped. I will not blame anybody but will blame those who are trying to create rivalry between me and the Ayews in the Black Stars which is not helping.

“It is the coach who has made his decision. I am not part of the team same as the Ayews”.

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