Former Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan Consoles Andre Ayew After Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

Former Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan Consoles Andre Ayew After Penalty Miss Against Uruguay

  • Asamoah Gyan has sent words of comfort to Andre Ayew after missing a penalty against Uruguay
  • The Black Stars captain missed a 17th minute penalty as Ghana suffered a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay
  • The two teams failed to progress to the round of 16 after South Korea defeated Portugal in the other group game

Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has shared words of encouragement with Black Stars captain Andre Ayew following his penalty against Uruguay.

The Al Sadd forward missed the chance to give Ghana the lead after his spot kick was saved by Sergio Rochet as the South Americans went on to eliminate the Black Stars from the World Cup.

Ayew was replaced after the break as the four-time African champions struggled against the former World Cup winners.

Asamoah Gyan, World Cup, Andre Ayew, Ghana, Uruguay
Asamoah Gyan has sent words of encouragement to Andre Ayew after penalty miss against Uruguay. Credit: @ghanasoccernet
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Gyan was in similar position 12 years ago after he missed the opportunity to send Ghana into the semi-finals of the World Cup in South Africa. He missed a penalty against the same side.

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"I know what Andre is going through right now. He might act very strong but he is human," said Gyan while analysing the game on Super Sport TV.

A first half brace from Flamengo striker Giorgian Arrasteca ensured the Black Stars left the tournament at the Group stage.

Gyan was unhappy with the performance of the Black Stars.

"Just play your hearts out and when you lose, we can say they played well, like we did against Portugal," a disappointed Gyan said.
"You can't lose a game like this, there was no sense of agency, nothing, flat foot, I am very disappointed and I am upset."

Ghana will now switch their attention to qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Andre Ayew breaks silence after World Cup exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.