Ayew, Gyan, Boye, Asamoah must be axed from Blacks Stars – Former Sports Minister

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Former Youth and Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has suggested that old players in the Black Stars team must be axed.

According to him, most of the players in the team have played in four or five Cup of Nations and are still playing for big teams abroad so they have nothing to lose if the Black Stars fail.

He believes that instead of always inviting and paying these players huge sums of money for winning nothing, Ghana should rather rely only on young players.

This means names such as Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah and Jonathan Mensah have to be excluded from the Black Stars if the technical handlers are to go by his words.

“The Black Stars need to be rebuilt after this year’s tournament,” he told Asempa Sports.

“Players who have played the Africa Cup of Nations four times must all stay away from the team to allow new players to take over the team.

“We have the likes of Yaw Yeboah, Samuel Owusu, Kwabena Owusu among other players who are ready to play for the country and when this is done, trust me, we will do something magical on the continent,” he said.

During the team’s pre- Africa Cup of Nations camping in the United Arab Emirates, Kwesi Appiah invited five new players to complete his 29 provisional squad.

Fatau Safiu, Felix Anan, Mohammed Alhassan, Samuel Owusu and Kwabena Owusu were all part of the five players but Fatau and Alhassan were dropped from the final 23 squad.

Kofi Atinka

Kofi Atinka