Ghana FA chief Osei backs Appiah's decision to drop Ayew brothers

The executive committee member has endorsed the decision to ignore the Ayew brothers for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against the Cranes

Ghana Football Association executive committee member Wilfred Osei 'Palmer' believes Kwesi Appiah took the right decision to drop the Ayew brothers ahead of the penultimate game against Uganda in the Fifa World Cup qualifiers next month.

Both players were left out in a 26-man provisional squad released on Tuesday, which has generated heated debates on various football programmes across the country.

However, Osei feels Appiah did the right thing since he needs committed players to achieve his aims.

“Kwesi Appiah and Ghana need players who are committed and dedicated to the course of building a strong team for the future. He doesn’t want to lose control of the dressing room and I would have taken the same decision.” Palmer told Asempa FM.

“We shouldn’t read any negative meaning into Kwesi Appiah’s selection because he knows what he is doing. The Ayew suffered various injuries ahead of the Congo game and they couldn’t join the team, so it’s not a response by Kwesi Appiah from excluding them from the squad,” he added.

However, Solar Ayew, younger brother of the player's father Abedi 'Pele' Ayew, has expressed his shock following the comments made by the GFA official.

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"It's a shock to the family that a high ranking official will make such a comment," Solar told Metro FM.

"We knew something like this will definitely come out in the future but not from a person who holds such a position in the association. We psyched the brothers before this list was even made officially," he added.

Ghana will camp in Kenya and travel to Uganda on October 6. They need nothing aside victory to stand a chance to win the only slot from Group E ahead of the final game against Egypt.

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