Ghana Captain Andre Ayew Scores Africa's First Goal at 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ghana Captain Andre Ayew Scores Africa's First Goal at 2022 FIFA World Cup

  • Ghana became the first African country to score at the 2022 FIFA World Cup currently ongoing in Qatar
  • Andre Ayew scored in the second half to level a controversial Cristiano Ronaldo during the Group H opener
  • The Black Stars suffered a 3-2 defeat and will now face Asian giants South Korea in their next group game

Andre Ayew has become the first player to score a goal for an African nation at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Black Stars captain connected to a Mohammed Kudus pass, to level the scoreline in Ghana's Group H opener against Portugal.

Andre Ayew, Ghana, Black Stars, World Cup
Andre Ayew has scored Ghana's first goal of the World Cup in Qatar. Credit: @FIFAWorldCup
Source: Twitter

Ronaldo had scored the opener from the spot for the 2016 European champions, before the Al Sadd forward levelled ten minutes later.

Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco and Cameroon had all failed to score in their opening games, with the African champions losing their opener to the Netherlands.

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Ayew has now netted three goals at the World Cup, making his third appearance at the global stage.

Meanwhile, in a thrilling encounter, Ronaldo, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao scored for the Portuguese, while Ayew and Osman Bukari netted for Ghana.

Ghana will next face South Korea, before finishing their group with a clash against Uruguay on December 2.

Williams' mother wants Ronaldo's jersey

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inaki Williams' mother made a plea to her son, to get her the jersey of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo after their Group H opener.

Madam Antwiwaa Williams was rooting for her son to lead Ghana to victory, when the Black Stars faced Portugal on Thursday.

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However, she has a soft spot for Ronaldo, who is her favourite player of all-time.

Sulley Muntari visits Black Stars

Former Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari paid a visit to the Black Stars team, ahead of their opening Group H game against Portugal on Thursday.

The 37-year-old, who has not played for the Black Stars since 2014, was in camp to inspire the players ahead of the game.

In photos posted on social media, the former Inter Milan star is seen interacting with the players as they prepared to face Portugal.

Source: Sports Brief News