Andre Ayew's services are still needed at Black Stars - Samuel Inkoom

Football News Andre Ayew's services are still needed at Black Stars - Samuel Inkoom

Former Ghana defender, Samuel Inkoom has urged football fans not to force Andre Ayew out of the Black Stars since his services are still needed.

Ayew, who is the captain of the side has faced criticism following Ghana's poor performances at the last three Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Ghana exited at the Round of 16 in Egypt before suffering back-to-back group phase exits in Cameroon and Ivory Coast.

Despite these setbacks, Inkoom believes Andre Ayew plays a vital role in motivating and guiding the younger players in the squad.

"I believe if you have a team, you need experienced ones and the young ones because the young ones cannot just come like that. You are supposed to have experienced ones inside the team who can motivate them and encourage them," he told GH One TV.

"I don't think at the moment we have to kick Andre Ayew or maybe the senior players out of the team. They have to be in the team, give the young ones confidence, and say a lot of encouraging stuff to them,” he added.

Inkoom and Ayew were part of the Ghana U20 team that won the U20 FIFA World Cup in 2009 in Egypt.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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