By Ameenu Shardow
Uncle of Andre Ayew, Sola insists the Olympique Marseille midfielder will satisfy the ultimatum given by the Ghana FA to apologize for misconducting himself.
The 22-year-old was said to have made disrespectful gestures when substituted in the Black Stars’ 1-0 win over Malawi on October 13.
Ayew who is not noted for misconduct has been issued a one-week ultimatum by the Ghana FA to apologize to the technical team and his teammates for his unruly behaviour in Lilongwe.
And his uncle, Sola, an ex footballer himself says his nephew will heed to the ultimatum but urged discretion during discussions and analysis of the issue.
“Andre (Ayew) will apologize, he has one week to do so and I know the boy (Andre) will do it within the given time frame,” Sola Ayew told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
“He told me what he did after he was substituted from the game and I told him point blank he was wrong.
“I have spoken to him on three separate occasions and I have made it clear to him he was wrong.
“To be honest with you this is one problem football stars face. They might feel they have something to offer and therefore they don’t want to come off.
“In such cases they feel they should be notified ahead of time before getting substituted.
“But for me, that shouldn’t be the case and I have made it clear to him.
“This is a unique issue on its own and therefore analysis of it should be made on its own merits and not be associated it with others.
“I don’t like the way this issue is being handled and we as a family are also not happy with the way things are going.
“We know the coach and the management of the Black Stars are capable of handling this issue with no problems at all.”
The 2009 U-20 World Cup winning captain has grown to become one of the key players for the Black Stars in recent years.
He has however suffered a dip in form since returning from an injury sustained towards the end of the last European season.