Ghana captain Andre Ayew has reacted to his penalty miss against Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah on Friday evening which caused the Black Stars defeat and elimination.
Ghana exited the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar after suffering a very painful defeat in the hands of La Celeste led by Ghana’s biggest enemy in football, Luis Suarez.
Ayew had the chance to put the Black Stars in the lead when Mohammed Kudus was fouled in the goal area by the Uruguayan goalkeeper.
Unfortunately, Ayew missed the spot kick but believes the lord gives his most difficult battles to those who can fight it and is leaving the bad memories behind him.
“God gives his most difficult battles to those who can fight it”, The Ghana captain said after his penalty miss against Uruguay.
He scored one goal for Ghana in the 2-3 defeat in the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar against Portugal and has three goals for Ghana at three world cups.
A 2-0 win for Uruguay in their Group H decider with Ghana prevented the Black Stars from enacting any sort of revenge for their quarter-final loss at the 2010 World Cup, but this pulsating victory for La Celeste at the 2022 edition came with a heavy price.
South Korea’s 2-1 win over Portugal in the corresponding group stage decider saw them leapfrog both Uruguay and Ghana late on, meaning they’ll progress to the last 16, and send both of these sides home despite Uruguay’s victory.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by Luis Suarez’s handball right at the end of extra-time in their 2010 knockout match. Asamoah Gyan’s miss proved fatal for Ghana 12 years ago, but captain Andre Ayew, the only remaining player from the 2010 squad, couldn’t avenge.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter