Dede Ayew Promises To Restore Ghana’s Lost Glory

The captain of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew says his outfit is on a mission to restore the glory of Ghana among football nations on the globe.

The once glorious frontline football giant is now reduced to the ash heap following a consistent fall in their output in their national, continental and global campaigns.

The recent was seen in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament where the Black Stars exited at the group stage in the wake of an abysmal performance.

Many of the players took to their respective social media pages to apologise to the nation with the release of statements but Andre Ayew decided to record his apology in a video which was released late on Wednesday.

The under-fire captain- who solely benefited from the team’s botched AFCON campaign by equaling Cameroon’s Rigobert Song’s record for most games played in AFCON history and the third player to participate in eight AFCON editions- in his broadcast took responsibility for their performance.

“As the captain of the squad, I take full responsibility for what happened on the pitch for the playing. We should have done better. We {were determined to} make sure that we bring results to our nation but in football, these are things that happen. These are things that make you stronger and what doesn’t kill you makes you a stronger person individually and collectively.”

He also promised the restoration of Ghana’s glory.

“I would like to apologize again and show our remorse. We understand the anger, the backlash and everything that came to us. We take it and we will make sure that we put our flag back where it belongs.”

He continued, “We are Ghana and everybody who knows me knows that I’m never gonna give up, meaning we are never going to give up. We are going to rise and shine again. We are going to do this as a family.”

The performance of the team and some players including Ayew came under scrutiny after their unsuccessful competition, renewing the call for his retirement from international duties.

He featured in only two of the group stage games during which the country lost and tied in each. In his last game where he was brought on as a substitute, he awarded a penalty to Mozambique to deny Ghana a crucial win after a handball.

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