A member of Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports, Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang has criticized President John Mahama’s involvement in the impasse between the Ayew Brothers and the Ghana Football Association.
According to the New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Asante-Akyem North Constituency of Ashanti Region, there are more pressing issues in the country which needed much attention from the President, than doing the job of the Ghana Football Association.
Dede Ayew quit the national team claiming he was unhappy over treatment by some of the management members of the team. The 23-year-old was dropped from Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad after failing to report early at their pre-tournament camping base in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
His younger brother Jordan Ayew also rendered his resignation insisting he wants to be guaranteed a place in the team after being excluded from the squad by coach Appiah.
President Mahama invited Andre Dede Ayew and his younger brother Jordan to the Flagstaff Tuesday and impressed on the Marseille duo to rescind their decision.
The two sons of former Ghana Skipper Abedi "Pele" Ayew subsequently rescinded their decision to temporarily withdraw their services from the senior national football team, the Black Stars.
But speaking Wednesday on Asempa Sports’ Fire for Fire Mr. Baah-Agyemang quizzed, “what is the use of the Black Stars Management Committee if they cannot deal with issues concerning the team”.
“If President Mahama wants to be the Head of the GFA he should tell us so we look for another person to change the fortunes of Ghana’s economy”, he added.
He said the president should rather be concerned with issues of labour unrest as well as shortage in electricity and water supplies, instead of "electing himself to do someone’s work”.