GHANA’S Premier League stars have been branded “overpaid womanisers” after their Africa Cup of Nations exit.
Newcastle winger Christian Atsu, Chelsea defender Baba Rahman and Manchester City prospect Thomas Agyepong have come under fire following the Black Stars’ last-16 defeat on Monday.
Swansea pair Andre and Jordan Ayew, Leeds striker Caleb Ekuban and Reading defender Andy Yiadom were also included in the criticism.
Kwesi Appiah’s Ghana were tipped to end a 37-year trophy famine in Egypt, but lost on penalties to Tunisia.
Ghanaian media claimed the players’ girlfriends were allowed to share the team hotel, leaving them distracted and tired.
And TV sports presenter Patrick Osei Agyemang blasted: “The players are a bunch of overpaid, over-pampered and indisciplined womanisers, who are only interested in robbing the Ghanaian taxpayer.
“Some of the players are not correct. They can’t even control themselves, they don’t sleep at night and they did a lot of nonsense things.
“These guys could not stay away from women for just three weeks.
The players are a bunch of overpaid, over-pampered and indisciplined womanisers, who are only interested in robbing the Ghanaian taxpayer
“The majority of them lack common sense because if they had it their performances wouldn’t have been so bad.
“All they know is money.
“Kwesi Appiah is a goner. He was given a simple task of winning the AFCON and he failed, so he should leave.”
Ghana’s squad also included ex-Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan and former Celtic midfielder Wakaso Mubarak.
Local news outlet Ghana SoccerNet claimed: “Players enjoyed erotic rendezvous with their partners at the expense of focusing on the task.
“The lack of personal discipline was one of the chief reasons for the team’s lack of energy and firepower as the team exited the competition in the most disgraceful manner.
“The girlfriends lodged at the same hotel in Ismailia, providing comfort for the players – who showed a lack of desire to end the country’s 37-year wait for an African crown.
“Kwesi Appiah completely lost control as players sneaked in to sleep with their girlfriends, in complete breakdown of discipline.
“They had easy access to women. It appeared a relaxed holiday for the Ghanaian players, while other nations have tight security to ward off intruders.
“There was no businesslike approach from the players as they enjoyed bouts of sexual rendezvous with their partners – in clear violation of the team’s code of conduct.”