Former Ghana international Emmanuel Osei Kuffour has suggested that the technical handlers of the Black Stars drop captain Andre Ayew from the national team.
In an interview with Onua Sport, Kuffour, who won the CAF Champions League with Hearts of Oak, expressed his belief that Ayew’s time with the Black Stars has come to an end and advocated for the inclusion of emerging talents such as Kudus Mohammed.
“The General,” as Kuffour was affectionately known during his playing career, cited Ayew’s long tenure with the national team as the primary reason for his recommendation. He acknowledged Ayew’s experience and contributions but stressed the need to make way for younger players who can demonstrate their abilities on the international stage.
“Andre Ayew is done with the Black Stars and should be shown the exit in order to open doors for emerging talents like Kudus Mohammed,” Kuffour asserted. “Dede Ayew has been with the Black Stars since 2008, and it’s time to leave. Kudus Mohammed, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and others also need the space to show us what they have.”
Kuffour further emphasised that Ayew’s younger brother, Jordan Ayew, still has a significant role to play in the national team and has more to offer compared to Andre.
“Andre Ayew has served and must give way,” Kuffour stated. “His younger brother Jordan is there and still has something to deliver, unlike Dede, who has fulfilled his responsibilities with the senior national team. He needs to leave and make way for others too.”