Ghana FA prepares code of conduct for Black Stars players

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is fashioning out a code of conduct for players of the senior national team, Black Stars.

The code of conduct expected to guide the team is scheduled to come into force on the hills of the alleged unruly behavior by midfielder Andre Ayew during the team’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with Malawi few weeks ago.

A trusted source at the GFA told GNA Sports the decision to fashion out the code of conduct has been influenced by the alleged outburst and disrespectful response by Ayew following his substitution in the 1-0 win over the Flames of Malawi in Lilongwe.

The code of conduct expected to carry the ‘do’s and don’ts’ among players according to the information would be signed by every invited player to serve as a binding role for the national team.

Though specifics of the regulation remained sketchy, the source told GNA Sports, players who refuse to sign or abide by it would be shown the door of the team that seeks to win a fifth Africa Cup of Nations for Ghana at the next continental gathering in South Africa in 2013.

“Much as we will like to assemble the best players to represent the nation and win trophies, it is important that discipline is maintained. Talent alone cannot be enough; it must be complimented by discipline and hard work.

“We had planned to get this code of conduct ready a long time ago, but it has even become more necessary today,” said the source.

The GFA plans to make use of the code of conduct for the next international friendly on November 14 against a yet-to-be-named opponent and players called up would be expected to sign the pact.

Source: GNA

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