Andre Ayew: Disappointed Ghana Captain Opens Up on Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

Andre Ayew: Disappointed Ghana Captain Opens Up on Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

  • Ghana captain Andre Ayew has expressed disappointment after missing a penalty in the game against Uruguay
  • The Black Stars have been eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 loss to Uruguay
  • Andre Ayew believes the future of the Black Stars is bright despite their group stage exit

Black Stars captain Andre 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.

However, the 32-year-old's poor penalty was saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

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Andre Ayew has reacted to his penalty miss against Uruguay at the World Cup. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars Getty Images
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The South Americans went on to win the game 2-0, courtesy a quick-fire brace from Giorgian de Arrasteca in the first half.

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“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. I am very optimistic for the future. I am sad but we will try and make it better,” he said in a post-match interview.

The Black Stars have suffered group stage elimination for the second time in their four appearances at the World Cup.

Ayew was making his third appearance on the global stage. He scored Ghana's first goal at the World Cup in Qatar as the Black Stars lost to Portugal.

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Giorgian De Arrascaeta netted twice in quick succession in the first half, with 35-year-old Luis Suarez having a hand in both goals.

However, Suarez finished the match on the bench in tears as he news came in of South Korea's last-gasp victory over Portugal, which meant the Asian side had moved above the Uruguayans into second place in Group H on goals scored.

Asamoah Gyan mocks Luis Suarez

Legendary Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan has shared his excitement after Uruguay suffered World Cup elimination despite beating the Black Stars in the final Group H game.

The 37-year-old also took a dig at Uruguay star Luis Suarez for his involvement in Ghana's elimination from the World Cup 12 years ago.

Despite being absent at the World Cup in Qatar, Gyan was closely monitoring the tournament as he worked as a pundit on South African sports channel Super Sport TV.