Andre Ayew confident Black Stars can deliver AFCON title

BY: Bernard Neequaye, Yaounde
Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew

Black Stars skipper, Andre Ayew, says the team is ready to die on the field to ensure Ghana win its fifth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as they prepare for their opening game against Morocco at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde’ on Monday.

Ayew, who will be making his seventh AFCON appearance, is optimistic the team has what it takes to end the nation’s 40-year AFCON drought.

Ghana will engage favourite Morocco in one of the tough games of the group stages as both sides look to record a win on in their opening game.

Speaking ahead of the game, Ayew said the players are ready to prove their worth to the nation by giving a good account of themselves against Morocco.

“It is not going to be easy but we are ready to die for the national jersey and to ensure we make a good of ourselves to Ghanaians.

“This is very important if we want to win the tournament and we are ready to achieve that. We know we have what it takes to win the tournament,” said Ayew.

Ghana are looking to start on a bright note by beating their Northern African side on Monday before playing Gabon and Comoros on Friday and Tuesday respectively.