AFCON AFCON 2023: Ghana should stop excuses and back up – Jordan Ayew

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew has called on the Black Stars to bounce quickly from their disappointing 2-1 defeat against Cape Verde on Sunday.

It was Garry Rodrigues, who scored late to hand Cape Verde all three points against the Black Stars in their Africa Cup of Nations fixture. Cape Verde had taken a deserved lead in the 17th minute through Jamiro Monteiro. The San Jose Earthquakes midfielder was in the penalty box to tap home from a loose ball spilled by goalkeeper Richard Ofori.

Alexander Djiku got the equaliser for Ghana, 11 minutes into the second half, heading in from a Jordan Ayew cross but with just six minutes to end the game, substitute Rodrigues restored Cape Verde’s lead after he capitalised on a defensive blunder from the Ghanaian defense to tap into an empty net.

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“I’m disappointed because I think we had the game in our hands. We always lack concentration and our opponents score two sloppy goals. As a team, we need to back up quickly because we can’t always say that it’s a young team. We’ve been together for two years and is a tough night for us,” said the Crystal Palace player.

“We have two more games and we need to stay positive, we know we need to do it in the hard way, we don’t have a choice now so we do it the hard and see the outcome.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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