Former Black Princesses coach Robert Sackey believes Chris Hughton opened himself up to criticism by opting to start Andre Ayew against Comoros on Tuesday.
The head coach of the Black Stars included Andre in the starting lineup for the game, despite the player not having participated in a competitive match since leaving Nottingham Forest last season.
Fans on social media expressed their disapproval of the decision before the game commenced, and Hughton subsequently substituted the captain after an ineffective 45 minutes.
In an interview with Asempa FM, Sackey expressed that it was reasonable for Hughton to invite Andre to the squad, but he should not have started him.
“If I were the coach, I would have included Andre Ayew in the squad, but I would not have started him [against Comoros],” he remarked.
“Everyone knows that it is now he has signed for a team. He has not been playing for a while. Even if Andre Ayew was going to play, he should come on in the second half.
“Chris Hughton has put himself on the line by starting Andre Ayew.”