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2022 World Cup: Andre Ayew confident of Black Stars qualification after Portugal defeat

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News 2022 World Cup: Andre Ayew confident of Black Stars qualification after Portugal defeat
NOV 25, 2022 LISTEN

Ghana captain, Andre Ayew has said the Black Stars will still make it to the next round of the 2022 World Cup despite suffering a defeat on Thursday.

The Black Stars opened their campaign for the Mundial with a 3-2 defeat against Portugal at the 974 Stadium.

With Ghana set to face South Korea in their second Group H on Monday at the Education City Stadium with kick-off scheduled at 13:00GMT, Andre Ayew, who is the skipper for the side says the team has what it takes to secure a place in the next round.

According to the former Swansea City attacker who scored the equalizer soon after Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener says the players need to increase their performance in subsequent matches.

“We qualified for the world from a very difficult group and conditions. I know this team we always get out of very difficult conditions," he said after the game.

“I am convinced we would return well in the next game. We showed good character in the game against Portugal, and we can make things better in the next game,” Ayew stated.

The win takes Portugal top of the group but the 0-0 draw between South Korea and Uruguay earlier in the day means today’s loss might not prove to be too costly for the Black Stars.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars are aiming to play the next round after exiting at the group phase in 2014 in Brazil.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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