Andre Ayew: I Am Not Black Stars Troublemaker

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew has rubbished suggestions that he is a disruptive and divisive influence in the Black Stars. The son of legend Abedi Pele revealed that apart from management he has had problems with some players in the team. The Marseille playmaker, who is returning to the Black Stars after a four-month absence, has been accused in certain quarters for being a source of tension in the national team. However the youngster says he has had problems in the national team but always kept his cool until it reached the breaking point. Ayew retired from the Black Stars in Febraury claiming he has problems with some management members of the national team. Although his ability to turn a match on its head has won widespread admiration since making his Ghana debut aged 17 in 2008, Andre has had to put up with accusations that he is a disruptive and divisive influence in the side. But the man often touted as a future Black Stars skipper bristles at the suggestion that he is a source of tension in camp. “For seven years I have had difficulties in the national team but never complained, I never said anything,” Ayew told the BBC. “But sometimes when things get to a certain point, when people do certain things to humiliate you, that’s when you say ‘enough is enough’. “I have had issues with certain players but we all grow out of it. They learn and I learn, and we move on. It’s not about the players.” Ayew is expected to return to action for his country in September when they take on Zambia in Kumasi in their final group phase World Cup qualifier.