Thursday, October 18, 2012
GHANA FA ORDERS ANDRE AYEW TO APOLOGISE TO BLACK STARS COACH OR FACE SANCTION
Ghana Football Association have ordered midfielder Andre Ayew to apologise to the Black Stars technical team and players within seven days or face serious sanctions.
The Marseille player reacted angrily to being substituted during Saturday's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe.
According to a reporter from Accra based, Happy FM who was at the game, Ayew uttered unpleasant words directed at the coaching staff to register his displeasure with his satisfaction.
The son of the legend Abedi Pele also gestured angrily before refusing to shake team manager Sabahn Quaye and his teammates on the bench.
This prompted a meeting between the technical team led by coach Kwesi Appiah and management of the Black Stars after the game to examine the incident.
Ayew has now been given a one-week ultimatum to apologise to the technical team and the players or he will face serious sanctions.
Ayew's actions have received widespread condemnation in the local radio stations since journalists returned from the game Malawi to report the incident.
With the Africa Cup of Nations approaching the Ghana coach is seeking to clamp down on any acts of indiscipline to foster unity in the squad.
Players like Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan were previously punished after they broke the Black Stars code of conduct.