The Olympique Marseille midfielder, who was dropped from Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the 2013 Afcon, said “it is not easy to accept” what went wrong
The left-footed player said although he is not angry about it, the news came as a big disappointment to him since he was committed to make it to South Africa, despite his hamstring injury.
Coach Kwesi Appiah excluded the Olympique Marseille winger from his final 23-man squad because he picked up an injury during training in France and failed to meet the reporting deadline in camp in Abu Dhabi.
However, the Fifa Under-20 World Cup winner has been explaining to French newspaper Le Phonceen that he had preferred to start treating his injury in France instead of a spot declaration which was made.
“On Sunday evening, I was taking the plane to the selection, but I got the information at the last minute as I was told by the coach not to come,” Ayew revealed.
“It was shocking. The coach based on the fact that he only wanted players [who are 100%], which is surprising because apparently there are a lot of casualties there.”
He added: “Discipline I speak of, but they were aware that I would be late, discipline. I gave everything for the selection, so it is not easy to accept.
“I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed. It made me know some people in the staff and federation.”