Ghana FA denies bid to frustrate Olympique Marseille’s Andre Ayew in Black Stars camp

The football powerhouse has cleared two of its officials, Fred Crentsil and Ibrahim Sannie Daara, from any purported schemes to discourage the left-footed player in the Afcon camp
The Ghana Football Association has said its attention has been drawn to an article claiming some GFA officials have hatched plans to frustrate Olympique Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew in the Black Stars camp.

The GFA in a statement over the weekend said such publications are just a “figment of some ancient tabloid imagination.”

“We wish to state emphatically that no such meeting took place and the GFA or its officials are not interested in frustrating any player and have not frustrated any player in the Black Stars camp,” the statement said.

“There is not an iota of truth in the entire article which is calculated to cause disaffection for the GFA thus damaging the credibility and hard-won reputation of the GFA officials.

“In fact the two GFA officials mentioned in the said article, Messrs Fred Crentsil and Messrs Ibrahim Sannie Daara, have never set foot in the Guest House of Messrs George Afriyie where the writer claimed the meeting took place.

“They have never held a meeting anywhere to discuss attempts to frustrate any member of the Black Stars team and in particular the Ayew family or any member thereof.

“The GFA has noted with grave concern the recent campaign by a tiny minority of the media to falsely link various officials of the GFA to attempts of targeting the Ayew family,” it added.

The FA used the opportunity to “assure the Ayew family that the GFA and its officials have no interest in frustrating and we will continuously uphold our most cherished reputation for objectivity and impartiality.

“As managers of the Black Stars team our interest is to promote the team and players.”

It said it will consider a legal action against the media outfit based on advice from its legal advisers.