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28.02.2013 Sports News

Ghana : Dede Ayew and GFA relationship

By George A.M. Shackleford -
Ghana : Dede Ayew and GFA relationship
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Dede Ayew earlier on with his younger brother sent message to GFA on their temporal retirement from the Ghanaian national football team.

Andre Dade Ayew the son of the Ghanaian legend Abedi Pele has revealed that he can no longer cope with the psychological trauma he is suffering as a result of the strained relationship between him and Black Stars officials.

In a letter to the Ghana Football Association Ayew pointed out the pre-AFCON issue coupled with how other matters made it difficult affected him in giving his best for Ghana.

Dede Ayew revealed , 'In the meantime I take this opportunity to congratulate my colleagues in the national team for their performance in the just ended AFCON competition. Although we did not win the cup I take the view that their performance is commendable since the team maintained the same standard of performance by way of position whereas others like the Zambian national team bowed out in the preliminary stages of the competition.'

He concluded : 'I assure my colleagues in the national team and my fans that my decision is only to enable me pull myself together and motivate myself (in the circumstances in which I currently find myself) in order that I would return with a renewed fervor to assist my colleagues carry the cause of the national team to higher levels. My decision is not novel. Some of my colleagues who have previously taken such decisions have returned more strongly and with vigour to serve the nation.

'Finally, I hereby affirm my avowed love, devotion and commitment to my beloved country the Republic of Ghana whose national teams I have pledged to always faithfully, stated Andre Ayew.

Dede Ayew was dropped from the AFCON 2013 squad after been reported to have appeared lat to camp whiles treating an injury.


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