Andre Ayew: Daughter of Ghana Captain Collapses After Heartbreaking Penalty Miss by Her Dad Against Uruguay

Andre Ayew: Daughter of Ghana Captain Collapses After Heartbreaking Penalty Miss by Her Dad Against Uruguay

  • Ghana captain Andre Ayew suffered double agony following his penalty miss against Uruguay
  • His penalty miss inadvertently contributed to the West African nation's group stage elimination
  • Ayew also had to rush to the hospital after one of his daughters collapsed after his attempt

Maha Ayew, daughter of Ghana captain Andre Ayew, reportedly collapsed after her father missed a crucial penalty against Uruguay on Friday, December 2.

Ghana was presented with an opportunity to break the game's deadlock via the penalty spot in the make-or-break tie, but skipper Ayew saw his effort saved by goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

The missed opportunity proved pivotal in determining the destiny of the much-talked-about fixture, as the Black Stars failed to shine thereafter and subsequently lost 2-0 to Uruguay.

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Andre Ayew had to rush to the hospital after his daughter collapsed following his penalty miss. Photo credit: @Blaqqkoffi @Fentuo_ @brfootball
Source: Twitter

Predictably, Ayew - who scored Ghana's first goal at the 2022 World Cup - was lampooned by most Ghanaian fans, blaming him for the country's painful exit from the Mundial.

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However, it appears the Al Sadd forward's penalty miss did not only affect the general public but also caused near-mayhem in his nuclear family.

According to Rahman Osman, Ayew's second daughter Maha collapsed after her dad missed from 12 yards.

Osman further implored the Ghanaian football caucus to be sober-minded with their criticisms of the 32-year-old attacker, who has been greeted with the sad news of his daughter's health state.

Ayew breaks silence after miss

Black Stars captain Ayew says he is disappointed with his penalty miss against Uruguay, but looks forward to a bright future with the national team.

Ayew had the chance to give Ghana the lead after the Black Stars won a penalty 17 minutes into the game, as reported by Sports Brief.

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In the post-match interview, he commented: “We had the opportunity to get to the next stage. I missed the penalty. It’s difficult to take. We did not get it right."

Ghana sets unwanted penalty record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana set an unwanted record in Qatar during their final group game encounter against Uruguay on Friday afternoon.

The Black Stars were booted out of the Mundial following their heartbreaking 2-0 defeat to nemesis La Celeste.

The four-time African champions had the chance to take the lead in the game, after Mohammed Kudus was brought down in the box.

Source: Sports Brief News