Speaking at the post match interview in Yaounde, the skipper said starting tournaments on a difficult note has been a normal thing for Ghana over the last few years.
“We are very disappointed to have conceded in the last minute, we faced a solid team, one of the favourites, we went head to head with them but it wasn’t meant to be.”
“I think we can get through and we will get through cos it is our duty and we will make sure we qualify to the next stage. We lost the first game in 2010, 2015 but we pulled through. We were not expecting this start but we will make it”, Dede said.
Ayew, who suffered a head injury in the game said he will be ok to face Gabon in the second game on Friday.
“I have not been feeling well for the past two days, I wanted to play, my colleagues wanted me on the pitch and I did everything cos I have been waiting for this for 3 years now, unlucky to add to that a cut”
The Black Stars were largely passive and were punished for their profligacy in the second half when Sofiane Boufal took advantage of a defensive lapse to score what proved to be the winner.
Milovan Rajevac named a very strong line-up but also picked five debutants for the game against the Atlas Lions.
Joojo Wollacot, Alexander Djiku, Joseph Paintsil, Baba Iddrisu and Kamaldeen Sulemana all started their first AFCON game, with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey bringing experience to the team.
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Afena Gyan ,Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru To Miss Out On Blackstars Qatar Call Up
Afena Gyan ,Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru To Miss Out On Blackstars Call-Up For Qatar FIFA World Cup.
As the Ghana Football Association and the current leadership of the Ghana Blackstars prepare to give us the final squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,rumor on the social media streets indicates that fans of these three, should keep their hopes down as they may not make the official list that will be announced soon . What do you make of this if it’s true ?
‘I Want To Play Another World Cup’ – Asamoah Gyan
Gyan hasn’t played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and has been blighted by injuries.
The 36-year-old returned to the Ghana Premier League last season after signing for Legon Cities, but rarely played before parting ways with the club after just a year.
Currently promoting his autobiography, titled ‘Legyandary: the story of Asamoah Gyan’, the veteran striker said every player would love to play at the World Cup.
He, however, explained that he is currently not fit enough to play at the highest level, which all but rules out his chances of playing in the tournament.
“Who doesn’t want to play at the World Cup? Every player wants to play at the World Cup,” he said on Citi TV, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
“Yes, I have tasted the World Cup three times and though I would love to play at this year’s World Cup, as I have always said, I am currently not fit enough to play active football but when I Start playing – who knows?”
The former Sunderland and Al Ain forward further revealed that he will be in Qatar for the World Cup as a pundit.
The striker’s book launch will come off on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the plush Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
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Will Callum Hudson-Odoi Play For Ghana In the World Cup?
Information reaching GhArticles.com from GOAL.com can reveals that Callum Hudson-Odoi is contemplating switching from England to Ghana.
On March 29, Ghana defeated Nigeria in two legs to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 21-year-old hasn’t played for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions in almost two years, and he’s rejected down recent Under-21 call-ups.
Despite winning three caps for England, Hudson-Odoi is still free to switch nationalities.
This follows a FIFA rule change in September 2020 that allowed players with three or less caps to move once they turned 21.
The dual nationality of Hudson-Odoi comes from his father Bismark, who played football for Hearts of Oak in Ghana.
Hudson-Odoi has been to Ghana on vacation recently, in January 2022 and last summer.
When asked whether he was considering switching, he answered, “We will wait till that moment comes.”
Hudson-Odoi has reportedly met with President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Football Association.
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