Black Stars head Coach James Kwesi Appiah has responded to former Black Stars captain and three times African best player Abedi Ayew Pele that he has no problem with him as both are very good friend’s aside being former team mates.
Abedi Pele is reported to have said that; “I am friends with everyone including Kwesi Appiah… But if you have a friend who has disappointed you, what do you do? You stay behind your kids”.
Pele was reacting to his children’s decision to retire from the Black Stars since they believe the team’s management and technical team headed by Kwesi Appiah had issues with them.
Kwesi Appiah expresses shock to have heard such statement from his fellow team mate and pledge to reconcile with him.
“I don’t have any problem with him (Abedi Pele). Last year, I visited him like three or four times and even visited him in his office. I don’t have any problem with Abedi. All along I don’t have any problem with him. I am very surprise such a statement is coming from him,” he told Accra-based Happy FM.
Adding; “I don’t want to talk much about this issue, we have a very big game ahead of us and all I am doing is to prepare the team to face Sudan in our World Cup qualifier. We need the support from all so we can qualify to the World Cup”.
Meanwhile, the Marseille duo have asked the Ghana Football Association to be excluded from this month’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan while they muse the exact date for their reappearance to the national team.