The Ghana FA’s attention has been drawn to an article published on a website claiming that some GFA officials met recently to discuss how to frustrate Andre Ayew in the Black Stars camp.
We wish to state emphatically that no such meeting took place and the GFA or its officials are not interested in frustrating any player and have not frustrated any player in the Black Stars camp.
There is not an iota of truth in the entire article which is calculated to cause disaffection for the GFA thus damaging the credibility and hard-won reputation of the GFA officials.
In fact the two GFA officials mentioned in the said article, Messrs Fred Crentsil and Messrs Ibrahim Sannie Daara, have never set foot in the Guest House of Messrs George Afriyie where the writer claimed the meeting took place.
They have never held a meeting anywhere to discuss attempts to frustrate any member of the Black Stars team and in particular the Ayew family or any member thereof.
The GFA has noted with grave concern the recent campaign by a tiny minority of the media to falsely link various officials of the GFA to attempts of targeting the Ayew family.
Such reports are the figment of some ancient tabloid imagination.
We want to assure the Ayew family that the GFA and its officials have no interest in frustrating and we will continuously uphold our most cherished reputation for objectivity and impartiality.
As managers of the Black Stars team our interest is to promote the team and players.
Instead of frustrating we would encourage players to give off their best when they congregate to represent the country during international assignments.
We also want to assure Ghanaians that we are fully focused on preparing for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and we will not be distracted by such cynical attempts to rock the boat.
Meanwhile, the article has been passed on to our legal advisers to explore options for legal redress.
Source: GHANA FA Communications Division