Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah has debunked claims indicating he has personal grudges to settle with some of the players.
Widespread reports in the Ghanaian media suggest that Coach Kwasi Appiah, do not have a good relationship with some of the players hence his decision not to invite them in his recent call-ups.
Captain Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu are some of the few players who have been snubbed by the Black Stars Coach in his recent call-ups.
This, has raised questions about the Coach’s selection with many claiming a rife between the manager and his players, an assertion the former Al Khartoum Coach has denied.
“We are building the team for 2019 and beyond and so the fact that a player is absent today doesn’t mean the door is perpetually closed to that player,’’ Appiah said at a ceremony held to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Kwasi Appiah Foundation and Ashfoam.
“I don’t think it makes sense for a coach to fight a player; players don’t give their best shots in such cases; it is neither here nor there for people to think a player is not in a team because there is tension between the coach and the player.
Kwesi Appiah has already announced a 21-man squad to face Kenya in a Cup of Nations qualifier on September 8, 2018, at the MISC Kasarani stadium.
Kenya has been pitted in Group F alongside Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Ethiopia.
The top two teams in each Group are set to gain qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon in June 2019.