The Black Stars skipper insists he is will be back to challenge for the ultimate for his countrymen
Ghana captain Andre Ayew has rejected suggestions that he may have played in his last Africa Cup of Nations following the Black Stars’ shambolic performance at 2021 Afcon.
Ayew, who made a record as only the fourth player alongside countryman Asamoah Gyan, Samuel Eto and Kalusha Bwalya as the only players to have scored goals at six successive Afcons, was shown red card against Comoros when Ghana lost 3-2 and got crashed out of the tournament.
“No, it is definitely not. This isn’t my last. I will be back,” Ayew told the media.
Ayew also apologized to Ghanaians for failing to live up to the expectations.
“We didn’t make them proud and we take responsibilities for that because we didn’t have a good Afcon. We apologise to the nation for not going to the next stage. We’re very disappointed because this is not Ghana,” Ayew said, as quoted by AshesGyamera.com.
“If you check the goals we conceded against Morocco and verses Gabon, you can see that there was no luck. We need to learn from this
“If you guys know me, you will know live to fight another day. We will be back because we’re going to work hard and will be back. We need to swallow the [bitter] pill now because teams won the Afcon and the next tournament they were out from the group stage and an example is Cote D’Ivoire after 2015.
“We need to stay calm and see what went wrong and like I said prepare because something is coming quickly which is the playoff for the World Cup and we have to be ready for that,” he added.
Ghana will prepare for the knockout stage of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers as Caf is expected to hold a draw in March