Skipper of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew has released a statement on his Instagram page following Ghana’s exit from the Group Stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Black Stars headed into their final game of the Group stages of the Mundial against Uruguay in dire need of a positive result to progress to the knockout round.
However, they bowed out of the competition after losing 2-0 to Uruguay courtesy goals in the 28th and 32nd minutes of the game from Giorgian De Arrascaeta.
Skipper André Ayew had missed a penalty in the 21st minute of the game, a development majority believe led to Ghana’s defeat.
In an Instagram post, Ayew revealed that he has been trying to overcome the death of his godson (a person who presents a child at baptism and promises to take responsibility for their religious education) before Ghana’s first game against Portugal.
He however thanked his teammates for their support and vowed to come back stronger.
The statement below:
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.
This 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 🤲🏽😞