Andre Ayew remains hopeful of ending AFCON curse

Andre Ayew remains hopeful of ending AFCON curse
Andre Ayew

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 02, 2019. 15:00

Ghana international Andre Ayew remains fully committed to helping his country end their wait for an Africa Cup of Nations title.

The Black Stars reached six semi-finals in succession at Africa's showpiece between 2008 and 2017 and despite reaching the final on two of those occasions, the West African's failed to add to their four AFCON titles.

Ghana will be heading to Egypt later this year eager to finally add a fifth AFCON title to their trophy cabinet, a first since 1982. The chances of that happening has been made more difficult, though, according to Ayew following the expansion of the tournament.

The upcoming AFCON will be the first consisting of 24 participant countries, instead of the usual 16.

“It is going to be difficult, It is not going to be easy, even with 16 it was not easy but we will take each match at a time and do what we can to reach the final,” Ayew said.

“We are still very much committed towards winning the AFCON and our attention has always been on that,”

The 29-year-old, who is currently on-loan at Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce, has scored five goals in 32 appearances across all competitions this season.

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