Jubilation at Emirates Stadium As Arsenal Fans Celebrate Ghana’s Exit From AFCON 2021

Jubilation at Emirates Stadium As Arsenal Fans Celebrate Ghana’s Exit From AFCON 2021

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Thomas Partey saw his Ghana side crash out of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations following their 3-2 loss to debutant Comoros
  • The Black Stars were reduced to 10-men after Andre Ayew was sent off, but despite drawing level 2-2, Comoros scored late-on to win the game
  • Ghana finished bottom of their group and star player Thomas Partey is expected to return to Arsenal as soon as possible

Following Ghana’s exit at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Arsenal fans are excited as Thomas Partey is billed to return to join his teammates at the Emirates, Complete Sports reports.

The Gunners are now boosted following the availability of Partey who scored in Ghana’s shocking 3-2 loss to Comoros as they are dumped out of the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

Debutant Comoros showed class and quality to defeat the Black Stars who played most of the game with 10-men after Andre Ayew was shown a straight red.

Thomas Partey
Thomas Partey to return to Arsenal immediately after Ghana's AFCON 2021 exit. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen
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And as they exit the competition, Partey is expected to return to the Emirates Stadium to join his club teammates; meaning he would not have missed a Premier League clash after their game vs Tottenham was postponed.

Just before his departure for the tournament in Cameroon, Partey was very impressive for the Gunners and was a standout player in their game against league leaders Manchester City earlier this month.

As a result, many Gooners are delighted by his imminent return.

One wrote on Twitter as per SunSport:

“It’s quite something, how you can fly to another continent for a tournament, come back, and not miss one league game! Up Ghana!”

Another added:

“Thomas Partey being knocked out of the AFCON and going back to The Arsenal is lovely news, let’s play some games now.”

A third said:

“Arsenal better have a private jet to London ready for Thomas Partey asap!”

South Africans troll Ghana following AFCON exit

Meanwhile, football fans in South Africa are mocking the Black Stars of Ghana following their group-stage exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four-time African champions were eliminated from the tournament after a 3-2 defeat to debutants Comoros Island on Tuesday night in Garoua.

The result left fans of the Bafana Bafana happy, with many taking to social media to express their happiness.

Zimbabwe 2-1 Guinea

Sports Brief earlier reported that Zimbabwe went into their Group B clash with Guinea knowing that they would finish bottom of the group no matter what the outcome, but no one seemed to have told them that as they beat their more fancied opponents, 2-1.

Zimbabwe made nine changes to the team that lost to Malawi as coach Norman Mapeza decided to give everyone a chance to compete in the tournament.

Guinea finished second in the group as a result of the defeat but still qualified for the round of 16. They will be without captain Naby Keita for that clash after he picked up a yellow card, his second of the tournament.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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