Andre Ayew has penned a touching statement following Ghana’s exit from the group stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Black Stars captain scored Ghana’s first goal of the tournament against Portugal, but he was chastised after missing a critical penalty against Uruguay, which ended the game 2-0 after the final whistle.
Although Ghana’s knockout from the World Cup has been disappointing, the Black Stars captain stated that he has had to deal with difficult heartbreaking issues.
According to him, it was a difficult time for him even before the Black Stars’ first match against Portugal, when he lost his Godson, Adam.
Even though Dede Ayew did not mention his penalty miss, which will bring back the sorrow for Ghanaians, football fans, and supporters, he did recognize the players’ contribution and team spirit exhibited during the World Cup campaign.
Below Is Dede Ayew’s Full Statement After Black Stars’ Exit From The World Cup
“Our final group match result was not what we were looking forward to in the tournament, but unfortunately it ended up this way.
“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.
“Thanks to the Almighty Allah, she’s getting better. These difficult moments will inspire me to come back stronger and better in the future, and so I believe, will the Black Stars.
“ 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????????????
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