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02.10.2008 Football News

Milo: Quincy must reform character

					Milo: Quincy must reform character

Abeyie will have another Ghana chance Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has warned England-based winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie that he faces a longer spell on the sidelines if he does not improve his attitude towards the national team. 

The Dutch-born player was excluded from the Serbian coach's 22-man squad for next week's crucial World Cup qualifier against Lesotho in Sekondi.

The 21-year-old was released by Birmingham well ahead of  last month's qualifier against Libya but the midfielder failed to join his colleagues in the national until the last minute.

Owusu-Abeyie claims he missed two scheduled flights to Tripoli for the game and managed to train with his`colleagues only once before the game.

His actions have not impressed the coach who insists that only players committed to national team will be called.

"Quincy has not been dropped from the Black Stars forever but he must think about why he has been dropped as a guidance for the future," Rajevac told Ghanasoccernet.

"Players must show that they are ready to die for the national team and his attitude before the Libya game was not good enough.

"He plays in United Kingdom along with Essien, Laryea Kingston and John Paintsil and they all managed to arrive in time but he opted to tell stories.

"He is still in my future plans and I love the way he plays. But the message to him and any other player who would not take the national team serious is that it will not be tolerated."

Owusu-Abeyie had a superb showing for Holland at the Fifa World Youth Championship 2005 but opted to play for the country of his parents in January.

He had disciplinary problems at Arsenal before being offloaded and he was recently crticised by Birmingham coach Alex McLeish for an outburst following as substitution.


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