This difficult moment will inspire me to come back stronger and better – Dede Ayew

World Cup This difficult moment will inspire me to come back stronger and better – Dede Ayew
DEC 4, 2022 LISTEN

Andre Dede Ayew, skipper of the Black Stars of Ghana has broken his silence on his penalty loss and Ghana’s exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.

What the entire Ghanaian nation saw as revenge for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa before the final group stage match against Uruguay ended up being a sorrow repeat.

The 20th-minute spot kick was missed by Dede, a repeat of what led to the Stars’ defeat in 2010.

Ghana’s dominance in the game turned to the Uruguayan side, who then utilised it to walk ahead with two goals in the first half, a goal that was left unchanged as the West African side lost morale and further exited the tournament.

Speaking via an Instagram post after his daughter was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at the point where he failed to convert the penalty, the Al Sadd forward said he is in a difficult moment.

He expressed optimism that he and the entire national team would overcome the news and forge ahead much better next time.

"Our final group match result was not what we were looking forward to in the tournament, but unfortunately it ended up this way," he said.

"I am very, very proud of all my teammates for putting up a wonderful team spirit on and off the pitch for our country, Ghana."

"Personally, it has been very difficult moments for me in the past few days. I lost my godson the morning before the Portugal game, and my daughter was also rushed to the hospital after the Uruguay game. Thanks to the Almighty Allah, she's getting better," he added.

According to Dede, "These difficult moments will inspire me to come back stronger and better in the future, and so, I believe, will the Black Stars."

He stressed, "In our true Ghanaian spirits, WE WILL NEVER SAY DIE, UNTIL THE BONES ARE ROTTEN, WO KUM APEM A, APEM BEBA."

His post concluded, "Thank you all for your prayers and unwavering support."

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