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2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew scores debut World Cup goal

Published on: 17 June 2014
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Andre Ayew of Ghana celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew registered his first FIFA World Cup goal in their 2-1 defeat to USA on Monday.

The Olympique Marseille winger launched onto a wonderful back heel pass from captain Asamoah Gyan to level the scores in the

But the celebrations were transient as USA struck four minutes later to snatch the match winner.

Ayew debuted at the last tournament in South Africa four years ago and featured in four matches.

He missed the quarter-final clash against Uruguay due to suspension as the Black Stars crashed out.


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  • AfrikaBoy says:
    June 17, 2014 11:38 am
    I generally support the coach, but for the life of me I can't understand why ESSIEN AND BOATENG were not part of the starting 11. You see because KPB was not in, we did not have anything going in the middle attack. everything came from the left side. Because KPB was not in A. Ayew ended up not playing a great game. The experience of KPB AND ESSIEN in a game like that is invaluable. also I don't understand if he did not want to play Essien, why he chose to play Rabiu instead of ACQUAH OR BADU. I am confused. I would play Badu or Acquah before Rabiu. come on.
  • ChiefRocka says:
    June 17, 2014 12:26 pm
    Dede Ayew only became noticeable when KPB entered those 2 have chemistry, and knowing this he benched KPB to infuse "youth"...Kwasiasim kraaaaa!
  • Mohammed Abubakari says:
    June 17, 2014 12:01 pm
    If you go for an average coach,you get an average performance.this coach is confuse and those not know anything.But I don't blame him too much.I put the blame on GFA for playing with the hearts of Ghanaians and wasting our resources.
  • danny donny says:
    June 17, 2014 02:11 pm
    I always tell u guys..local coaches cant help us at the world stage...this warm weather in brazil u got suit and tie can u think???..AA wasn't even talking to the players..he stood there like nothing is going on...i don't know but i feel we can do something against the Germans..gud luck black stars.