Andre Ayew: Ghana captain aims victory against Comoros amid qualification to Afcon round of 16

The Black Stars skipper believes he and his teammates will book a ticket to the knockout stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana attacker Andre Ayew has assured Ghanaians of a victory over Comoros Island to secure a place in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16.

Ghana stand a chance of qualifying as one of the three third-placed teams if they record a win over Comoros on Tuesday, January 18.

The team gave up a 1-0 lead to draw with Gabon in a feisty game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Friday

But at the post-match press conference, the Al Sadd midfielder, who was named the Man of the Match, said they will beat the Island nation and make it to the Round of 16.

“We are Ghana,” he insisted. “We are going to win the last game and go through.”

The former West Ham and Swansea City player, whose 20-yard first half strike was cancelled out by Gabon’s Jim Allevinah, expressed disappointment in the lack of Fair Play displayed by the Panthers in the build-up to the equaliser.

“We had the ball and we put it out intentionally because our player was on the floor.

“So what do we do? When the ball is coming, you take the ball, Gabon, and give it back to Ghana. [It is as] simple as that!

“So, we were waiting for the ball to come back but the ball was not coming back and they played and that’s how they got their only open chance of the game. That is it.

“It is very small of them. I am disappointed in them.”


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