By Patrick Akoto
Ex-Ghana international Sarfo Gyamfi has sparked fresh controversy by insisting the Ghana FA must stop begging Andre and Jorday Ayew to return to the Black Stars because they ‘don’t play with four legs’ each.
Gyamfi says the Marseille players must be left out of the squad permanently to make way for more committed players to play in the national team.
In a bizarre attack on the GFA’s decision to convince the Ayews to reverse their temporal national team retirement, the ex-Kotoko midfielder implies the duo are not above the current players in the squad.
The Marseille brothers called temporal time on their international careers two weeks ago following disagreements with the Ghanaian FA.
Andre and Jordan Ayew rejected a plea from the Ghana Football Association for their immediate return to the national team and so won’t be available for this month’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
Ghanaian iconic figure and father of the duo, Abedi Pele also stirred controversy on Monday when he publicly backed the decision of his sons to retire from the national team.
The former Asante Kotoko great is incensed at the stand-off between the two parties and wants the Ghana FA to call the bluff of the two players.
“Jordan and Ayew do not play with four legs so we should let them stay out of the senior national team,” Gyamfi is quoted by 90 Minutes Newspaper.
The latest outburst from the controversial figure will surely spark massive debate in the West African country in an episode that has run for more than two weeks.
The Black Stars will battle Sudan in a crucial World Cup qualifier and coach Kwesi Appiah has insisted he’s not getting distracted with the issue and focused on winning massively against the Nile Crocodile at the Baba Yara stadium on March 24.