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GFA to take action against Awol trio

GFA to take action against Awol trio

Posted: 18 November 2009 Time: 3:30 pm

The Ghana Football Association say they will take action against Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan after investigations into their absence from the squad that travelled to Angola to play a friendly international.

A statement from the Ghana Football Association general secretary Kofi Nsiah confirmed the players had stayed away from the game without the permission of head coach Milovan Rajevac.

The GFA said they had sought the release of the players for the match in Angola from their club sides and consider their failure to travel as a serious issue.

“The FA will take action after concluding investigations following players to secure the consent of head coach Milovan Rajevac,” the GFA statement said.

“In accordance with prescribed Fifa regulations for the release of players for national team matches the FA wrote to and secured the release of 20 players to honour the World Cup qualifying match against Mali on the November 15 and the international friendly against Angola on the November 18.

“Unfortunately three players namely Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan did not travel with the team to Angola on Monday night for the Angola friendly.

“The players stayed out without the permission of the Head Coach, Mr. Milovan Rajevac. The FA views this act with great concern and will investigate the matter further to inform its next course of action,” the statement concluded.

The three players all started the World Cup qualifier against Mali on Sunday but did a no-show as the rest of the players waited at the Kotoka International Airport to catch their flight to Luanda via Johannesburg.

KickOffGhana.com understands the trio left Accra for their various bases in Europe on Tuesday night.

Article by: AN Other

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 04:03 pm
Who cares? Why would the GFA insist on using these trio for a friendly against angola? Isn't it time Ghana uses those 30 year olds that won the u/20 world cup in place of these trio? I'm just asking.
Anonymous
posted: 04:09 pm
Who cares? Why would the GFA insist on using these trio for a friendly against angola? Isn't it time Ghana uses those 30 year olds that won the u/20 world cup in place of these trio? I'm just asking.
Anonymous
posted: 04:11 pm
Who cares? Why would the GFA insist on using these trio for a friendly against angola? Isn't it time Ghana uses those 30 year olds that won the u/20 world cup in place of these trio? I'm just asking.
Anonymous
posted: 04:18 pm
Who cares? Why would the GFA insist on using these trio for a friendly against angola? Isn't it time Ghana uses those 30 year olds that won the u/20 world cup in place of these trio? I'm just asking.
Anonymous
posted: 05:05 pm
This clearly shows the lack of respect these players have for the fa n technical team,can this happen in England? I partly blame the fa for this,that is what happens when players think they are untouchable in a team.I am waiting to see what they will do to these players.
@jjokocha,the problem is how they could miss the match without prior notice to coach.
Anonymous
posted: 10:26 pm
@ jjokocha or whatever you call yourself, you lack respect and dont deserve to be in this room, you will notice that forumist in here dont recognise you in here. im a nigerian and very happy for the re-emergence of ghana in world football. concerning the topicat hand, i believe those 3players should be punished, no respect for the country and the fans.
Anonymous
posted: 05:08 am
I am completely disappointed by the action of these world class footballers.

@jjokocha (aka FAKE jjokocha): It's a high time for you to grow and make sensible and factual contribution in this forum. You've been notice and we are closely monitoring your comments, be warned. We'll not tolerate this kinds of childish, irresponsible, insults, senseless comments in this forum both @ KOG & KON any longer........thx.

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