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Andre Ayew wants Ghana to end trophy drought

Published on: 20 January 2012

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew wants the Black Stars to cap their recent fine form by winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 2010 Fifa World Cup quarter-finalists last won the African title in 1982 and are keen on ending the 30-year trophy drought in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

A relatively inexperienced

Ayew, 22, knows there is a huge weight of expectation on the current set of players to deliver the trophy.

"I think it is even difficult to explain what this trophy can mean to Ghana and to me," Andre said in an interview with ESPN.

"I know our nation is been waiting for this for a long time now. They really want to have the joy of a winning team.

"We have a team which has been doing well, let me say since 2006, Ghana has been progressing and progressing."

"Now we've got to a level where we need to win trophies and I think that’s the only way we can get satisfaction. So we are going to give our best and I believe that. Personally I am going to be very proud and happy to have done something for my country," he added.

Ghana face Botswana in their on Tuesday before playing Guinea and Mali in Franceville.

Comments

  • poisnousmouth says:
    January 20, 2012 04:42 pm
    @Kofi Africa, lol you are funny,i just hope u are not one of those nigerians who peep on our website to post rubbish comment,anyway i don`t think we can win this trophy cus whenever we are expected to do something we always fail but when we are underrated or underestimated we always triumph,the history always prove what i just stated.
  • Tanko says:
    January 20, 2012 07:27 pm
    @poisnousmouth: Have faith that Ghana is going to win the trophy this time around. What history actually dictates with Ghana on whenever there was expectaion for us to win a tournament we fail because we used to have big name players such as Tony Yeboah, Tony Baffour, Stanley Abora, Emmanuel Armah, Prince Opoku at a time when the whole of Africa expected us to win AFCONS but we failed and did not even qualify the World Cup. The difference between the current charges and that of the big names squad is that we as a nation used to have individual star players like those mentioned above...Ooops, I did not mentioned the maestro, Abedi Pele but now, we do actually have a cohesion of a very good team. Its a team work now, that is why its hard for any country to beat Ghana just as we saw in the recent games against Brazil and England. So let us all keep the faith that our good team is going to perform miracles.
  • GHANAIAN says:
    January 20, 2012 08:01 pm
    NIGERIAN FOOLS, YOU NIGERIANS ENVY US GHANAIAN"S BECAUSE OF OUR SUCCESS IN EVERYTHING WE DO. YOU FOOLISH NIGERIANS WILL ALWAYS ENVY US AND WE WILL FOREVER LEAD YOU PEOPLES IN EVERYTHING WE WILL DO. GHANAIAN ARE BORN TO BE CHAMPIONS BECAUSE WE RESPECT GOD AND OBEY HIM. WE ARE NOT LIKE YOU FOOLISH NIGERIAN. YOU NIGERIANS ARE POOR PEOPLES LIVING IN STINKING CORRUPT COUNTRY WITH BOMB ATTACK EVERY WEEK.. HAHAHAHAHA, NIGERIANS THINK ABOUT YOURSELVES. FOOLS..........
  • banku bodorr says:
    January 20, 2012 08:29 pm
    That is the right spirit
  • Harry O says:
    January 20, 2012 10:55 pm
    You beauties, I know by the grace of God you are going to come home with the CUP. We have been knocking at the door for the past six years and I know this is it. God bless Ghana and all Ghanaians.
  • MAWUDEKA says:
    January 20, 2012 03:41 pm
    may GOD see you guys throuth
  • Kofi Africa says:
    January 20, 2012 04:15 pm
    The drought will still be on