Ghana coach Appiah denies plans to meet with Gyan and Ayew brothers

The Black Stars coach has denied reports that he will be travelling to Europe to meet some players ahead of the game against Sierra Leone

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has refuted claims that he has booked appointments with Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers in the coming days.

The 56-year-old has come under pressure recently following his decision to sideline some key players in a bid to build a new squad ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon.

The decision backfired as Ghana were shocked by Kenya in the qualifiers on Saturday as the Harambee Stars recorded a 1-0 victory at home thanks to an own goal from Udinese defender Nicholas Opoku.

Earlier reports suggested that Appiah wanted to meet the big stars and settle all issues with them before the game against Sierra Leone next month.

“It is not true that I will be leaving for Europe to meet Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers for discussions,” Appiah told ATL FM.

“I have no plans of meeting any player [because of a call-up] to the national team, so it is not true that I was going to meet the Ayews, Gyan or any player who has been missing the recent call-ups,” he added.

Gyan and the Ayew brothers have been out of the team for the past twelve months with Thomas Partey and Daniel Amartey acting as captains in their absence.


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