Ghana legend Abedi Ayew Pele has waded into the standoff between the Ghana Football Association and his two sons.
According to the three-time African Footballer of the Year, the Ghana FA must be blamed for his sons' decision to temporarily retire from the Black Stars.
“I always believe that they are grown up children, 23 and 21. Well, they've lived in Europe for the past 23 years so for me this is an opportunity for them to take things on their own," Abedi told Joy Sports.
"But occasionally, father and mother will always chip in a word or two but for the moment, the children are doing the right thing.”
He added: "It is their decision and we just have to support them.”
“Everybody there is a friend. Kwesi Appiah, I have played with him but if you have a friend who has disappointed you, what do you do?”
Abedi’s sons - Andre and Jordan Ayew - a few weeks ago temporarily retired from the Black Stars citing reasons of victimisation and unfair treatment.
The Ghana FA in a statement on Monday stated that the Olympique Marseille duo have responded favorably to their request to reconsider their decision but have been asked to be exempted from this month’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan.