AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew named Man of the Match in Gabon draw

AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew named Man of the Match in Gabon draw

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Andre Ayew was adjudged the best player after Ghana were held to a 1-1 draw in their AFCON group C encounter with Gabon
  • The Al Sadd forward netted one of the best goals at the competition so far to give the Black Stars the lead against Gabon
  • Ghana has a point after two games and will next face the Comoros Island in the final Group C game on Tuesday

Ghana's Andre Ayew has been handed the Man of the Match award after the Black Stars' draw against Gabon in the second group C game at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 32-year-old netted stunner to break the game's deadlock in the 18th minute, but the West African giants failed to win the match after Jim Allevinah's 88th minute strike ensured the game ended in a draw.

In photos posted on Twitter, the Ghanaian forward is seen receiving his award despite the disappointment of seeing his goal cancelled by the Gabonese.

Captain Andre Ayew receiving his Man of the Match award. SOURCE: Twitter/ @CAF_0nline
AFCON 2021: Ghana captain Andre Ayew named Man of the Match in Gabon draw. SOURCE: Twitter/ @CAF_0nline
Source: Twitter

Andre Ayew worked tirelessly for the four times African champions, who are in danger of getting eliminated from the tournament after just two games.

The Al Sadd player came close to doubling the lead on few occasions and was fouled many times by the Gabon defence.

The goal is Ayew's tenth at the Africa Cup of Nations, since he made his debut at a teenager at the 2008 edition in Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars have now been left with a huge task of defeating Comoros by a good margin to stand a chance of progressing as one of the best third placed sides.

The Black Stars play Comoros Island on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Ghanaians unhappy with Black Stars draw against Gabon

Earlier, reported that, fans of the senior national team of Ghana have vented their disappointment at Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac after the team's 1-1 draw against Gabon on Friday evening.

Andre Ayew's 18th minute belter was cancelled two minutes from time by Gabon's Jim Allevinah, as the Black Stars picked just a point in two games.

Ghanaians reacted with many expressing their frustrations on Social Media, as the the Black Stars' chances of progressing becoming slimmer.

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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.