Monday, January 24

AFCON 2021: “We will die for this jersey” – Ghana skipper Andre Ayew assures Ghanaians

Ghana skipper, Andre Ayew, has admitted the Black Stars will be viewed as underdogs at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations but vowed he and his teammates will leave everything on the pitch at the competition.

The Black Stars take on North African side Morocco in their opening Group C game on Monday afternoon in a bid to end a four decade title drought at the competition.

Ghana lost 3-0 to defending champions Algeria in a preparatory game in Qatar but Coach Miovan Rajevac have vowed to build on it and do their best when the competition begins.

Asked what that means for Ghana ahead of their opening game against a similarly tough opposition like Morocco, Ayew said in the pre-match press conference; “I want to focus on what is ahead. The AFCON is a tough competition. People are seeing us as underdogs but it’s part of football.”

“Teams have shown that they have progressed and can win a lot of games in a row. We didn’t win a lot of games in a row so it’s normal for everyone to see us as underdogs but we take it with a lot of determination and hunger to prove that Ghana will never die.

“Whatever happens, we will die till the end and we will die to the end and this jersey, we will make sure that anybody that wears it will sweat it all out,” Andre Ayew said.
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