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Chelsea's Essien in line for Ghana sacking

The international futures of Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien, Inter Milan's Sulley Muntari and French-based Stade Rennais' striker Asamoah Gyan are all hanging by a thread. The trio were not part of the group which left Accra on Monday for the game at the Coqueiros Stadium, but did not have the consent of head coach Milovan Rajevac to leave the squad.

"No European footballer will behave the way they have done if they are called for a national assignment. They must be sacked now to save Ghana football," the former chairman of the Ghana Football Association Dr Nyaho Tamakloe told Joy Sports.

"I will call on the FA to immediately dismiss the three boys from the national team. I believe strongly they will never put up such behaviour in their respective clubs in Europe.

"We have a lot of bright men coming through, giving them the exposure and they might do better than the three boys.

"We have played in one of these qualifiers without Muntari and we never lost a game. What sort of life is this," Tamakloe asked.

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