Ghana international Jerry Akaminko says he has no reason to harbour any ill-feeling towards compatriot Rashid Sumaila.
This is in response to speculations over his relationship with his Black Stars team mate who was accused by a ‘spiritualist’ of masterminding his injury prior to the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Akaminko, during a friendly game between Ghana and the Netherlands, landed awkwardly in an aerial challenge and suffered an injury which ruled him out of the tournament in Brazil.
Almost three years after the incident and gaining full recovery, the 29-year-old centre-back was handed a recall to the national team alongside Sumaila for Ghana’s triple header games against Ethiopia, Mexico and USA.
But speaking to starrsportsgh.com’s Benjamin Yamoah, Akaminko revealed he has a cordial relationship with his centre-back partner, opining that the stories out there are concocted.
“The story was framed by someone and I heard it at my base,” the Turkey-based player said.
He added: “And more importantly, I don’t see him that way so no need to call off the relationship I have with him.”
“The coach [Kwasi Appiah] is more intelligent and knows best. He wouldn’t have called us to camp knowing very well of a rift between us.
“He is not my enemy. We play the same role, meet and talk. From the outside, People see things different from how we see it. There is no problem. It was good to see him.
“The issue is – how will you get to know whether it was him or not. It was framed by someone,” he noted.
Jerry Akaminko has made 10 senior caps for Ghana and scored one goal. Having missed the final squad for last Sunday’s thrashing of Ethiopia, the former Heart of Lions defender is bidding time for a chance in the upcoming two friendly games against Mexico and USA.