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Blakk Rasta brands Otto Addo a 'coward' over Dede Ayew's exclusion from Black Stars squad

In a heated tirade on an Accra-based radio station, prominent media personality, Abubakar Ahmed, known in the entertainment industry as Blakk Rasta has lashed out at Black Stars' coach, Otto Addo, branding him a "coward" following his decision to drop team captain, Dede Ayew from the squad.


Blakk Rasta did not mince words while expressing his profound disappointment and frustration with Addo's choices.


"My brother, what kind of a country is this?" he began, setting the tone for a scathing critique.


"The coach has decided to release a new list of players he wants to work with. We are not interested in who he wants to work with; we are more concerned about who has been dropped. And Ghanaians are jubilating over a man who has rendered unconditional service to this nation. It hurts. It brings tears to my eyes."


He argued that Ayew, known affectionately as Dede, has been unfairly targeted and maligned by both fans and officials, attributing this to the legacy of his father, the legendary Abedi Pele.


"People have decided to make him an enemy for no reason," Blakk Rasta lamented.


"Maybe the only reason is that he has inherited his father's enemies. Abedi Pele, arguably the best footballer the world has ever seen, better than Pele, in my opinion. When Abedi donned our national jersey, he played with such fluidity and brought so much energy to the field. And now, his son is being disrespected the same way."


Blakk Rasta questioned the logic behind Addo's decision, pointing out that Ayew had recently helped his club, Le Havre avoid relegation.


"If you're looking for players in form, then he should be one of them, shouldn't he? But no, Dede Ayew can play like God, and he will never be clapped for because he has inherited his father's enemies."


In a broader critique of Ghanaian society, Blakk Rasta suggested that the nation has a tendency to tear down its heroes.


"In Ghana, we are so much in a hurry to relegate and disrespect our heroes. We hate one man being on top for a long time, even if he is still the best. It's a Ghanaian disease."


The radio host's diatribe also extended to Addo's commitment to the national team, questioning his loyalty and integrity.


"I don't have any respect for this coach called Otto Addo. Look at how he left Ghana. Has he apologized for the way he left? For me, he is a two-faced human being, one leg in the white man's land and the other here. Remember when he was called to coach the national team? He told them straight away that his heart was with his foreign team."


Blakk Rasta's passionate outburst has stirred controversy, highlighting the deep divisions and intense emotions surrounding the management of the Black Stars and the treatment of its key players.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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