Black Stars Coach Otto Addo Breaks Silence on Alfred Duncan’s Premature Retirement

Black Stars Coach Otto Addo Breaks Silence on Alfred Duncan’s Premature Retirement

  • Otto Addo has disclosed how difficult it has been for him to comprehend Alfred Duncan's decision to excuse himself from national duty permanently
  • The Fiorentina midfield linchpin in a heartbreaking letter lamented about the raw deal handed him by the Ghana Football Association, prompting his decision to retire from the Black Stars
  • Addo is preparing his 33-man squad for the upcoming 2023 AFCON qualifiers and the pre-World Cup tournament in Japan

Otto Addo, head coach of the Black Stars, has finally opened up on Alfred Duncan's shock retirement from international football.

The 29-year-old midfielder announced his decision to quit the Black Stars on the back of what he described as 'unfair and discriminatory' treatment by the Ghana Football Association in a heartbreaking letter.

Duncan's unexpected retirement from the national team took the Ghanaian football landscape by surprise considering his immense talent and his relatively young age to make such a decision.

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Otto Addo has revealed how difficult it is for him to come to terms with Alfred Duncan’s decision to quit the Black Stars. Photo credit: @ACFFiorentinaEN @Ghanablackstars
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Reacting to Duncan's premature retirement, Otto Addo narrated how he is struggling to wrap his mind around the decision.

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“Last time I called was February. I wanted to invite him,” he told the media as quoted by 442GH.
“He [Alfred Duncan] told me his reason why he didn’t want to come. I have to accept it. This is where it is. It’s hard for me to understand because has the opportunity to maybe join the team which is going to World Cup but he has his reasons, so I have to accept it."

Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan quits Black Stars

Fiorentina midfielder Joseph Alfred Duncan has announced his international retirement at the age of 29.

The former Inter Milan Academy graduate explained in a heartbreaking letter that he has been discriminated against and treated unfairly by the Ghana Football Association.

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In a letter posted on the official website of Fiorentina, Alfred Duncan said his goodbyes to the Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan responds to Duncan's national team retirement with a cryptic message

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has sent a cryptic message on the back of Alfred Duncan's shock retirement from the national team.

Alfred Duncan caused shock reverberations in the Ghanaian football ecosystem with his decision to retire from international football at age 29.

His shock retirement, which was announced on Fiorentina's official website, has caused tongues waging at his decision.

Source: Sports Brief News