Posted On Saturday, 17th August 2013
Ex Ghana defender Sam Johnson believes there is a hidden problem within the Black Stars that is preventing the return of ‘rebelled’ players.
Andre and Jordan Ayew are yet to make official their decision to rescind the withdrawal of their services from the national team.
Kevin-Prince Boateng is also expected to write a letter to seal his anticipated return to the Black Stars – two years after calling it quits.
There however appear to be some hesitance on the part of these players in writing to the Ghana FA to officialise their return to the Black Stars with the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier fast on the horizon.
Even an intervention from Ghana President John Mahama in urging the Ayews back has failed to hasten their return.
But ex Black Stars defender Sam Johnson believes there must be a real problem beneath that is preventing the return of the players he believes are needed in the national team.
“Every player has his unique characteristics but once you wrote to withdraw your services from the national team, I believe it will be only proper for them to use the same approach in returning,” he told Accra-based Montie FM.
“We need these players, no two ways about that but the proper thing has to be done.
“I don’t think it is such a big deal to write a letter to return to the national team but the delay has seen this issue dragged on way to much.
“I don’t understand why it has become so difficult for them to write this letter. This tells me there is something more than what meets the eye.
“If a whole President is urging you to write to return to the national team and there appear to be some sort of hesitance then clearly there must be something in it.”