Ayew: Black Stars Will Cause Major Upset At 2022 World Cup

September 26, 2022
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Ghana captain, Andre Ayew says he’s optimistic the team will cause major upset at the 2022 Wold Cup.

Recall that the Black Stars have been pitted alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Group H.

However, in an interview with Aljazeera, Ayew stated that the team is capable of causing a major upset at the mundial.

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“We have a chance, nobody sees us as favourites which is expected,” Aljazeera quoted Ayew as saying.

“So we’re not going into any of the matches as favourites but we’re there to fight and make an impact .

“No doubt it will be a very difficult group for every team and all we have to do is to be ready, focused, determined, full squad and have a bit of luck.

” If we have our full squad, we can seriously disrupt a lot of teams . I am not concerned because I know what Ghana is capable of.”

The Black Stars of Ghana have qualified for the World Cup four times; in Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Qatar 2022.

Personal life

Ayew was born in Seclin, a commune in the arrondissement of Lille, to Ghanaian parents. His grandfather from his mother Maha’s side, Alhaji A.A. Khadir, is Lebanese. Ayew comes from a family of footballers. His father, Abedi Pele, was a professional footballer and was playing for Lille at the time of his birth.

He is the nephew of Kwame Ayew and Sola Ayew, both of whom are former international footballers. Ayew also has two brothers who are professional footballers; Ibrahim and Jordan, and a sister, Imani. Jordan currently plays for Crystal Palace and Ibrahim currently plays for Europa in Gibraltar. He is a practising Muslim.

Charity work

On 26 July 2019, Ayew made donations to the Ghana under-20 team, which he captained to victory 10 years earlier. This was a move that was made to encourage and motivate the team ahead of the Africa games slated for the following month in Rabat, Morocco.

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