Controversial sports presenter, Patrick Osei Agyemang aka Countryman Songo has revealed how some members of government planning to remove Andre Dede Ayew and his brother Jordan Ayew from the Black Stars team.
According to Songo, some members of the ruling NPP are using their power and influence to eliminate Ayew brothers from the team because they are surplus to requirements.
“They want to use politics to frustrate the Ayews. Do you think I am afraid? If you want you to use the Black Stars for politics, I will oppose it,” Songo said on the Fire for Fire show on Wednesday.
Songo alleged that the appointment of Chris Hughton as Black Stars head coach was influenced by Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, and his relative, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko.
“Gabby Otchere Darko and Akufo-Addo have taken over the economy and he now wants to take over the Black Stars. What do you mean by that? Be truthful to Ghanaians. We don’t want any politics in the Black Stars because we want the team to perform. We’ve been bashing Kurt Okraku because we want him to deliver as FA president. The chance came for Gabby to bring someone and he brought Chris Hughton,” Songo added as quoted by Ghanaweb.
He also claimed that Ghanaians had been unfair to the Ayew brothers, who had sacrificed their careers to play for the national team all these years.
“Every day you people complain about Jordan, Dede and the Ayews. Honestly, if you observe current the Black Stars which player can you name as better than Jordan and Dede Ayew, you guys are not honest. No one has charisma like Dede Ayew and you want to frustrate Jordan Ayew,” he added as quoted by.
Meanwhile, the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, are still active players for Ghana Blackstars. Dede made his Ghana professional debut in 2007, while Jordan did so in 2009. Both players are the sons of football legend Abedi-Pele.