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Minister Slams Ghana Management In Flight Ticket Row

The strange row between the Black Stars and Ghana’s sports minister continues after players were forced to buy their own plane tickets to report for national team duty.

Read: African EPL Star To Pay For Ghana Player Flights

It was reported on Monday that some players, including Ghana vice-captain Andre Ayew, are helping other overseas-based teammates of theirs to pay for their flights after minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye insisted only local players should be used for the side's final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The minister believes, with Ghana having already qualified for the tournament, the dead rubber could be used to play local players instead of overseas-based stars, who would have to be flown in.

The 51-year-old has now labelled the Ghanaian management team headed up by former Chelsea coach Avram Grant as "lazy" for calling up overseas-based stars.

"If Rwanda can raise a national team from their local league and Ghana cannot do this, it is mere laziness," Vanderpuye told Happy FM, as reported by

Ghana will face Rwanda in their final Afcon 2017 qualifier on Friday, and reportedly have another friendly against Russia scheduled for the international break.

Read: Pep Comments On Yaya's Future

The Black Stars are preparing for their first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uganda on 3 October, which makes Vanderpuye's controversial behaviour even more questionable.

Do you think Ghana's sports minister is out of order? Have your say in the comments section below.

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