Ghana Captain Andre Ayew Breaks His Silence After Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

Ghana Captain Andre Ayew Breaks His Silence After Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

  • Andre Ayew has disclosed that he has been through a difficult moment during the World Cup
  • The Black Stars captain missed a penalty as Ghana were eliminated from the tournament in Qatar
  • Andre Ayew scored Ghana's first goal at the World Cup in the game against Portugal

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has revealed that he has been going through a difficult time in his life following Ghana's group stage elimination at the World Cup.

The 32-year-old rushed to the hospital after the game between Ghana and Uruguay following news his daughter had collapsed.

Ayew also lost his godson just before the start of the World Cup in Qatar and in a lengthy message on social media, the forward paid tribute to young Adam.

Andre Ayew, Ghana, Qatar, Uruguay, World Cup
Andre Ayew has finally opened up on tough times during World Cup. Credit: @ghanasoccernet Getty Images
Source: Twitter
"Our final group match result was not what we were looking forward to in the tournament, but unfortunately it ended up this way," Ayew wrote on Instagram.

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"I am very, very proud of all my teammates for putting up a wonderful team spirit on and off the pitch, for our country Ghana.
"Personally, it has been very difficult moments for me in the past few days. I lost my godson the morning before the Portugal game, and my daughter was also rushed to the hospital after the Uruguay game. Thanks to almighty Allah, she is getting better," he added.

Although it is unclear if the Al Sadd player will continue his career with the national team, the former Swansea player believes the future is bright for the Black Stars.

"The difficult moments will inspire us to come back stronger and better in the future, and so I believe the Black Stars," continued Ayew.

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"In our true Ghanaian spirits, we will never say die until the bones are rotten, 'wo kum apem a, apem beba.
"Thank you all for your prayers and unwavering support. Rest in Peace Adam."

Andre Ayew disappointed after penalty miss

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.