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13.11.2019 Football News

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: South Africa Showdown Will Be Difficult - Andre Ayew Admits

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
2021 AFCON Qualifiers: South Africa Showdown Will Be Difficult - Andre Ayew Admits

Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew, has admitted that their encounter South Africa in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be difficult.

Ghana will host the Bafana Bafana at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday.

The team arrived in Cape Coast on Tuesday afternoon after interacting with fans at Winneba and Mankessim to distribute paraphernalia as part of the #BringBacktheLove campaign.

South Africa are already in Cape Coast and will train on Tuesday evening.

Speaking to press on Wednesday ahead of the clash, Ayew said, “You don’t play in the national team without pressure…then you don’t know what is ahead of you. A football player is one who wants to get back from setback. We want to do week for our country and we want to qualify from this group. It won’t be an easy match. But we want to win in front of our fans,"

Coach Kwesi Appiah, who also spoke to the media praised Ghanaians for their support.

"We really appreciate the support Ghanaians have shown us so far; right from Accra, Winneba, Mankessim and Cape Coast. It’s now time for us to reciprocate by giving out our best to make our nation happy.

The Swansea City ace also shared his thoughts on the support from Ghanaians.

"There is always a responsibility on us to make sure we make our country proud. We accept this responsibility. We won’t always get it right but we are determined to be up there again.

"We appreciate the support Ghanaians have always offered us. It was wonderful yesterday in Winneba, Mankessim and here in Cape Coast. We are also determined to make every Ghanaian happy," he added.

The much-anticipated clash has been scheduled to kick off at 19:00GMT.