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20.01.2022 Football News

Alfred Duncan and other players declined Black Stars call up - Kurt Okraku claims

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Alfred Duncan and other players declined Black Stars call up - Kurt Okraku claims
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President of the Ghana Football Association [GFA], Kurt Okraku has revealed that Fiorentina midfielder, Alfred Duncan, among other players rejected Black Stars call up ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

Mr Okraku's shocking comments come after Black Stars were eliminated from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

The 28-year old was recently called-up for Ghana’s FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Zimbabwe but failed to honour the invitation citing personal reasons.

Ahead of the 33rd edition of the AFCON in Cameroon, Duncan was however omitted from Ghana’s 28-man squad for the tournament.

Explaining why certain players did not receive call-ups for the AFCON tournament, Okraku explained that only players who were committed and ready to serve Ghana were selected by head coach, Milovan Rajevac.

“Alfred Duncan has had the opportunities to serve Ghana and he has not responded,” he told Accra based Asempa FM.

“I don’t want to be picking on individual players but players who were ready to serve Ghana were selected to represent Ghana,” he added.

Mr Okraku in the same interview said the best players were selected for the tournament despite the team's early exit.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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