13 November 2018

Ghana: 'Superstitious' Ayew Brothers Kick Out Ghana Star From Team

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Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana and Kali of Angola during the Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final match between Angola and Ghana from the November 11 Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Luanda, Angola.

The presence of Black Stars of Ghana powerful duo Andrew and Jordan Ayew has forced Inter Milan midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah to withdraw from the Ghana national team assignment on Sunday against Ethiopia.

The two teams meet in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group "F" qualifier in Addis Ababa.

According to Ghanaian website Ghanasoccernet, 29-year-old Kwadwo is "believed to be unhappy with the return of controversial powerful duo into the team amid superstitious claims."

Sources claim the presence of the duo - who last featured for Ghana in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Congo in Kumasi last year - has 'stifled Kwadwo's progress' on the international stage in a country where superstition is life burner.

Andre Ayew, who turns out for Turkish club Fenerbahce on loan from English championship outfit Swansea City, was caught on camera sprinkling white substance on the pitch before their 2017 Afcon quarterfinal clash against Congo Brazzaville on January 29 last year.

Coincidentally, the duo scored a goal apiece in the second half as Ghana edged Congo 2-1 to progress to the semifinal.

Further reports suggest Kwadwo, who was a second half substitute in the 1-0 loss to Kenya's Harambee Stars on September 8 at Kasarani stadium, has been warned by his pastor never to play with the Ayew brothers in the national team.

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