Kingson happy with Ghana's recall of Ayew brothers
Former Ghana international and current Black Stars goalkeeping coach Richard 'Olele' Kingson has expressed delight by the return of brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew to the national team.
The duo had been away from the Black Stars for over a year after controversially withdrawing from a World Cup qualifier against Congo in September last year.
They were undoubtedly the biggest surprise in coach James Kwesi Appiah's 20-man squad for the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia on Sunday. For many, their recall is due to public clamour for their return.
“We [Black Stars technical team] don’t invite players base on what people say," Kingson told Hello FM.
"We have criteria for inviting players to the national team and I think this time they [Jordan and Andre] deserve this call-up.
“l am happy Dede And Jordan are back into the Black Stars.
"I personally believe they deserve to be in the national team and I am hoping they put up a good performance to raise the image of the team.”
Andre returns for national duty in high spirits after scoring to help Fenerbahce to a 2-0 victory over Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.
Jordan, on the other hand, has contrasting fortunes as he drew blank in his eighth Premier League game for new club Crystal Palace in their a 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.