By Ameenu Shardow
Andre Ayew will rejoin his Marseille teammates on Monday night at their training camp in Morocco just hours after he was axed from Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.
This follows the decision of Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah to leave the 23-year-old out of his team for failing to arrive in Ghana’s training camp for doctors to assess his fitness.
Ayew had picked up a hamstring injury while training with his club last week.
The situation saw the son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele miss the Saturday deadline to join the Black Stars camp in the UAE to be assessed by Ghana’s medical team.
Ayew again failed to meet a two-day extension to arrive in Abu Dhabi on Monday – leading to the coach’s decision to leave him out of the Ghana team for the Nations Cup to be hosted by South Africa.
The midfielder will now rejoin his Marseille teammates who have pitched camp in Morocco ahead of the resumption of the French Ligue 1 this weekend.
Ayew is expected to be out for an initial five days and will be able to play for his club once he recovers.
This development is bound to spark a fresh debate over his exclusion from the Black Stars squad with Ghanaians divided over the decision.