Black Stars Captain To Appear Before Parliament Over Ghana’s Poor Display at AFCON

Black Stars Captain To Appear Before Parliament Over Ghana’s Poor Display at AFCON

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:56 PM
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  • Andre Ayew will appear before the Parliament of Ghana to answer questions over the Black Stars' poor performance at AFCON
  • The Parliament has arranged a series of meetings to investigate the country's poor display at the just ended tournament
  • The Black Stars had a disastrous tournament exiting the competition at the group stages for the first time since 2006

Captain of the senior national team of Ghana, Andre Ayew is expected to make an appearance before the august house of parliament to answer questions on the country's disastrous Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four times African champions bowed out of the tournament at the group stage after failing to win a single game.

According to reports, parliament will invite the captain, the Sports Ministry, the Ghana Football Association and the National Sports Authority for questioning.

Andre Ayew walking off after red card against Comoros. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Andre Ayew to meet parliament over Ghana's poor AFCON performance. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture, Johnson Kwaku Adu told Angel FM that Andre Ayew will appear before an investigation team as the country looks for solutions to the poor AFCON performance.

Parliament will start investigation from the 16th to the 18th of February, as all stakeholders have been given invitation to appear before the sports select committee.

Andre Ayew is likely to answer questions via zoom because of his involvement with club football in Qatar.

Andre Ayew scores in Al Sadd's thumping win at Al Gharafa

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Andre Dede Ayew was on target to help Al Sadd record a deserving victory over Al Gharafa in the Qatari top division on Saturday afternoon.

The Ghana captain netted two goals in a space of two minutes for his side in their 5-1 triumph to stretch their lead on the log.

Ayew started the match from the bench and was introduced in the 80th minute to replace Algeria forward Baghdad Bounedjah.

Ghana to host Nigeria on March 24

Meanwhile, all is set for Ghana’s showdown with Nigeria in the final qualifying round for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Last month, the Black Stars were drawn against the Super Eagles to battle for one of five African slots for this year’s global showdown.

Unfortunately, it will mean that one of Africa’s top sides will not be present at this year’s FIFA World Cup.

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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.