Andre Ayew Appears Before Parliament to Answer Questions About Ghana’s 2021 AFCON Disaster

Andre Ayew Appears Before Parliament to Answer Questions About Ghana’s 2021 AFCON Disaster

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • Black Stars captain Andre Ayew showed up in Parliament on Thursday, June 23, 2022, to respond to questions as the Committee on Sports probes Ghana's dismal performance at the AFCON
  • The Parliament had arranged a series of meetings to investigate the country's poor display at the 2021 AFCON, which was constituted after the competition
  • The Black Stars captain was billed to appear before the Committee four months ago but club ties prevented him from meeting the Committee

Andre Ayew has finally appeared before Parliament’s Select Committee on Youth and Sports following Ghana's dismal performance at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ayew, captain of the Black Stars and by extension leader of the player delegation at the 2021 AFCON, was summoned to appear before Ghana's parliament to answer questions pertaining to the country's poor showing at the continental showpiece.

Unfortunately for the Al Sadd ace, his club ties immediately after the AFCON made it impossible to meet the Committee, tasked to investigate the Black Stars’ poor showing at the tournament.

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The skipper of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew appeared before Parliament to respond to questions about Ghana’s 2021 AFCON performance. Photo credit: @Ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

Ghana endured her worst AFCON participation since the inception of the competition in 1957, finishing bottom of Group C.

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The four-time African champions failed to record a win in three group games while scoring a paltry three goals before bowing out of the competition.

The highlight of Ghana's dismal showing at the AFCON came against minnows, Comoros, with island nation stunning their illustrious opponents 3-2.

Nonetheless, the Black Stars were able to atone for their football cardinal sin by qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the expense of West African rivals Nigeria.

According to various local reports, the Committee were satisfied with the answers produced by the former West Ham United and Olympique Marseille attacker.

Andre Ayew summoned before Ghanaian parliament over poor Black Stars performance at 2021 AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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-time 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.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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