Former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu says Andre Ayew has done a lot for the Black Stars and deserves a befitting farewell to end his international career.
Ayew captained Ghana for the third straight tournament during the Qatar 2022 World Cup and started each of Ghana’s three group games.
Although was substituted in each of the games against Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay, he ended the tournament with a goal to his name.
Andre Ayew went from the stadium straight to the hospital to see his daughter who collapsed when he missed the penalty against Uruguay. It was quite scary but thankfully, she’s doing fine now🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/PlWp1ZKnFK
— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) December 3, 2022
The Black Stars’ group-stage exit has, however, once again led to divided opinions on Ayew’s status in the team.
This follows his costly penalty miss against Uruguay, with the South Americans going on to record a 2-0 win against Ghana.
Speaking to Akoma FM, Kojo Bonsu, who is a politician cum football administrator, said Ayew must not be blamed for the penalty miss.
He was, however, quick to add that the Al Sadd forward should be given a befitting farewell before he bows out.
“Dede Ayew has really done well for the country looking at his achievements for the country since he joined the National Team,” Mr Bonsu said, as quoted by 3Sports.
“But honestly, he is weak [not in the best shape] now so the country should give him a good testimonial or farewell game to retire him and avoid accusing him for the penalty miss. Should we continue with this attack, it will affect the next generation.
“We have a good team, we should calm down and avoid the unnecessary insults we rain on them.”
Ayew is Ghana’s most-capped player, having made 103 appearances for the Black Stars.