AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew cleared for Gabon clash

AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew cleared for Gabon clash

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Black Stars captain Andre Ayew is fit for the Ghana game against Gabon in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations
  • The 32-year-old missed training of Wednesday raising doubts over his fitness and availability for the Gabon game
  • Andre Ayew is expected to lead his team on Friday as the four times African champions chase their first win of the tournament

Captain of the Black Stars of Ghana, Andre Ayew is available for the epic group C encounter with Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Al Sadd attacker missed training on Wednesday after he had stated after the Morocco game, he was unwell for days.

However, coach Milovan Rajevac in the pre-match conference revealed his skipper is fit and he is likely to start the Gabon game.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew ready for Gabon clash. SOURCE: Twitter/ @samuelloooo
AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew cleared for Gabon clash. SOURCE: Twitter/ @samuelloooo
Source: Twitter
"He suffered a knock and was hurt and needed stitches and he is feeling okay now. About team selection, I don’t talk about selection before the match so let’s see what happens," said the Serbian trainer.

Ayew suffered a cut to his eye in the opening game against Morocco, but that wont be a problem for the player on Friday.

Ghana needs to win to get their Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on track, before the final group match against debutants Comoros Island.

Meanwhile, the team faces a tough task, especially with Gabon talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng returning to the line up for tonight's game.

Gabon won their first game after beating Comros Island, and sit top of the group, while Ghana is at the foot of the table.

In the group's other game, Morocco will engage Comoros.

Ghana seeks redemption against Gabon

Earlier, reported that, four times African champions, Ghana look set to get their Cup of Nations campaign back on track when they face the Panthers of Gabon on Friday at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

The Black Stars lost their group C opener last Monday to the Atlas Lions of Morocco, and anything short of victory will mean Ghana's chances of progress becomes slimmer.

Ghana has a good record against the Panthers of Gabon and will be looking at extending their hold on Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng and his teammates.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.