GFA should probe early retirement of Ghana players – Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe

The former Ghana FA chairman says the time has come for the football association to remedy the situation of national team players retiring early

Former Ghana Football Association boss Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has charged the games governing body to probe into the syndrome of pre-mature player retirement in the Black Stars. 

Nyaho-Tamakloe’s call comes after the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre, announced their decision to retire temporarily from the Ghana national team. 

Real Madrid star Michael Essien was the first to take a break from international duties and then followed by AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng - the duo are yet to return to international duties.

Again, current captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan quit after receiving death threats following a disappointing Nations Cup campaign in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in 2012.

The former GFA boss believes the problem goes beyond the field of play and the FA should put their house in order.

“The circumstances leading to the Ayew brothers exit is quite different. We shoud rather study what led to their exit of these two brilliant footballers especially when they have given reasons to why they took that decision," Nyaho-Tamakloe told Joy FM.

“When a footballer tells you they have been affected emotionally then you should know there is a problem. In football when you have match makers like he Ayew brothers you don’t let go off their services like that”, he added.