Ex Ghana Coach Otto Addo Reminds Critics of Andre Ayew Penalty Against South Africa After Uruguay Miss

Ex Ghana Coach Otto Addo Reminds Critics of Andre Ayew Penalty Against South Africa After Uruguay Miss

  • Former Ghana coach Otto Addo has responded to critics of Andre Ayew
  • The Black Stars were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup last Friday
  • The four-time African champions will now prepare for AFCON qualifiers

Recently axed coach of the Black Stars, Otto Addo has responded to critics of Ghana captain Andre Ayew after his penalty miss against Uruguay.

The Al Sadd forward missed the chance to give Ghana the lead during the game against Uruguay, missing a 17th minute spot kick.

Ayew has come under intense criticism from fans following his poor kick, which led to the country's exit from the tournament in Qatar.

Andre Ayew, Ghana, Uruguay, Otto Addo, World Cup
Former Ghana coach Otto Addo has backed Andre Ayew after his penalty miss against Uruguay. Credit: Getty Images/ @3SportsGH
Source: Twitter

However, Addo has taken to the defence of his former player, reminding Black Stars fans of the important winner against South Africa at the Cape coast.

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"Nobody should forget, we wouldn't have been there without you," wrote Addo on his Instagram with a photo of the player's penalty against the Bafana Bafana. "We will get even strong from this."

The West Africans fell to a first-half brace from Flamengo forward Giorgian de Arrasteca.

Meanwhile, the Borussia Dortmund talent coach stepped down as Ghana's national coach following the team's early exit.

The four-time African champions will now switch their attention towards preparing for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next year.

Addo departs as Ghana coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana coach Addo announced his stepping down from his role, on the back of a woeful group-stage exit at the World Cup.

The Black Stars' failure to beat Uruguay in their final Group H match led Addo to confirm his exit after more than six months in charge.

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Addo announced his contract would not be renewed, after Ghana's 2-0 defeat to Uruguay confirmed their early elimination.

Asamoah Gyan consoles Andre Ayew

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

The Al Sadd forward missed the chance to give his nation the lead after his spot kick was saved by Sergio Rochet. 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.

Source: SportsBrief.com