I will only call up committed players to the Black Stars – Kwesi Appiah

Head coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has reiterated that lack of commitment from the Ayew brothers is the reason for their constant exclusion from the team.

The duo has not received a national team call-up since they recused themselves from Ghana’s world cup qualifier against Congo last year.

Ahead of the return encounter in Congo, Jordan said he had a stomach upset while Andre said he was injured, as they pair missed Ghana’s return encounter following a disappointing first leg 1-1 draw in Kumasi.

However, Kwesi Appiah’s side subsequently won the return encounter 5-1.

“If a player says he’s not well or he is injured and won’t be available for a particular match, it is my job to make sure there is another player available to fill the void,” Appiah said.

“I have never had any problem with anybody. The national team is not for me; it’s for Ghana.

“I keep saying that nobody is bigger than Ghana and I’m looking for players who are committed and ready to kill themselves for the nation,” Appiah concluded.

The duo has been excluded from Ghana’s 18 man squad in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Kenya on September 8th.

The Black stars opened their qualifying campaign with a 5-0 trouncing of Ethiopia.

They will face Sierra Leone in a doubleheader in October, with the possibility of sealing a place in Cameroon next year.

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