Ghana captain Andre Ayew reveals AFCON 2021 is not his last with the Black Stars

Ghana captain Andre Ayew reveals AFCON 2021 is not his last with the Black Stars

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Andre Ayew is already looking forward to the next Africa Cup of Nations despite Ghana's poor performance in Cameroon
  • The Black Stars captain's 2021 AFCON came to a bizarre end after he was red carded in the 25th minute of the match against Comoros
  • Ghana exited the tournament at the group stages after a 3-2 defeat to the Comoros Island on Tuesday

Captain of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew, has revealed he will be at the next Africa Cup of Nations after his 2021 tournament ended just 25 minutes into the game against Comoros.

The 32-year-old was shown the red card after a clash with Comoros goalkeeper Ben Moina in the 3-2 defeat to the AFCON debutants.

Despite the disappointment in Cameroon, Andre Ayew, says that wont be his last tournament with the Black Stars of Ghana.

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew leading his team against Gabon. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Ghana captain Andre Ayew reveals AFCON 2021 is not his last with the Black Stars. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Having watched 65 minutes of the game against Comoros from the stands, as the Black Stars crumbled, Ayew told reporters after the game he will be at the next AFCON.

“No, it is definitely not," responded Ayew after he was asked if it was his last AFCON, as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.

Ayew will now have to switch his attention on helping Ghana qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year, as the draw for the play-offs is set for Saturday, January 22, 2022.

The Al Sadd attacker has been at seven Africa Cup of Nations, joining a rich list of legends who have appeared at the tournament the same number of times, including Asamoah Gyan, Geremi Njitap and Kolo Toure.

Only Egypt's Ahmed Hassan and Cameroon's Rigobert Song have appeared at AFCON eight times.

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan disappointed after AFCON exit

Earlier, reported that, Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's all time leading scorer, has reacted to the Black Stars' abysmal performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Ghana for the first time since 2006, have been eliminated from the group stages of AFCON after losing to debutants Comoros on Tuesday night.

Gyan, who works with South Africa's SuperSport TV channel, expressed disappointment, describing the team's display as 'not-Ghanaian'.

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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.