Dede Ayew, the Captain of the senior national team, the Black Stars, has disclosed that he wasn’t very fit prior to their first AFCON 2021 game against the Atlas Lions of Morocco


Ghana lost to Morocco by a goal to nil in the Group C opener on Monday, January 10 in Cameroon the host nation for the tournament.

Speaking after the painful loss, Dede Ayew revealed that he joined his teammates to play the match because they really needed him and he added that he has waited for this moment for three years now.

“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 because I have been waiting for this for three years now, we lost and I was unlucky to add a cut on my eye to it,” Ayew disclosed.

However, Dede Ayew is still positive and hopeful about his team’s progression to the next stage of the competition despite the huge setback initiated by the Moroccans.

“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,” he added


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