2021 AFCON: Andre Ayew welcomes Ghana underdogs tag
Andre Ayew wants Ghana to keep being called ‘underdogs’ at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon which commenced on Sunday.
Prior to their arrival in Yaoundé on Saturday, Black Stars suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to African champions Algeria last Wednesday in a preparatory game.
The four-time African champions will open their campaign against Morocco on Monday before playing Gabon and Comoros in the other Group C matches
Ayew said in the pre-match press conference; “I want to focus on what is ahead. The AFCON is a tough competition. People are seeing us as underdogs but it’s part of football.”
“Teams have shown that they have progressed and can win a lot of games in a row. We didn’t win a lot of games in a row so it’s normal for everyone to see us as underdogs but we take it with a lot of determination and hunger to prove that Ghana will never die.
“Whatever happens, we will die till the end and we will die to the end and this jersey, we will make sure that anybody that wears it will sweat it all out.”