Why Ghana Coach dropped Ayew brothers

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Jordan Ayew in action against Cameroon at Afcon 2017

Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah has explained why he left brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew from the squad to face Uganda Cranes.

The Black Stars are due to face familiar opponents Uganda at Namboole on Saturday in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers minus the duo as they seek to keep their slight chances of a slot in Russia alive.

“They (Jordan and Andre Ayew) are playing well in the [English] Premier League,” Appiah told reporters. “So I didn’t drop them for lack of form,” he added before revealing it’s time to give chance to other players yet to be tested.

We know the caliber of Andre and Jordan Ayew already and if we want to build a team for the future, then we need to give other players the chance to also prove themselves.

The Ayew brothers also missed the 5-1 thrashing of Congo Brazzaville a couple of days after drawing 1-1 with the Red Devils at home, a result that all but ended their hopes for qualifying for the World Cup.

Appiah summoned five new faces including Kingsley Sarfo who plays for Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed, Kasim Nuhu (Young Boys, Switzerland), Vincent Atinga (Hearts of Oak, Ghana) and Isaac Twum.

Ghana must beat Uganda in Kampala and hope Egypt falters against Congo in Cairo on the same weekend of October 6-8, 2017.