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Dede Ayew should retire from Black Stars – Kuffour

Former Ghana player Emmanuel Osei Kuffour believes it’s time Black Stars captain Andre Ayew retires from the national team.

In an interview with Onua FM, the former Kotoko and Hearts forward expressed his belief that Ayew’s time with the Black Stars has come to an end.

“Andre Ayew is done with the Black Stars and should be shown the exit in order to open doors for emerging talents like Kudus Mohammed.

“Dede has been with the Black Stars since 2008, and it’s time to leave. Kudus Mohammed, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and others also need the space to show us what they have.”

Kuffour was known during his playing career, cited Ayew’s long tenure with the national team as the primary reason for his recommendation.

Kuffour further emphasised that Ayew’s younger brother, Jordan Ayew, still has a significant role to play in the national team and has more to offer compared to Andre.

“Andre Ayew has served and must give way.

“His younger brother Jordan is there and still has something to deliver, unlike Dede, who has fulfilled his responsibilities with the senior national team.

“He needs to leave and make way for others too.”

Emmanuel Osei Kuffour won the Caf Champions League with Hearts of Oak and was part of the Kotoko team that claimed the GPL in 2007 with Bashiru Hayford as coach.

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