Sellas Tetteh has revealed Andre Ayew was not in his plans for the 2009 U-20 Fifa World Cup that was played in Egypt.
The veteran taction led Ghana to glory in the North African country, with Ghana becoming the first African nation to win the tournament after beating Brazil on penalties.
This was after they had won the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations earlier in 2009, with Andre Ayew playing a starring role in both tournaments.
Despite being the captain in the earlier tournament and was already capped by the Black Stars in 2008, Tetteh said he was not in his plans for the World Cup.
“We had a very good tournament in Rwanda by winning the trophy and I must say our plan worked to perfection,” the 65-year-old told Woezor TV, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
“The players were ready to compete and they did it on the field of play and credit to them for their hard work.”
“We had to prepare for the World Cup and it was up to me and my technical team to make decisions and I must say Andre Ayew was not part of our plans.”
“He competed well in Rwanda but he was not part of the plans for the World Cup but we had to include him in the squad anyhow and during the World Cup he performed and I was happy for him.”