Ghana's No. 1

Andre Ayew claims shoulder injury not serious

Published on: 02 February 2012

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew claims he is fit for the quarter-final clash against Tunisia despite struggling with a shoulder injury.

The 22-year-old was on two occasions aided by his teammates and the medical team to fix a dislocated right shoulder during Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Guinea.

Ayew had to be substituted in the 87th minute by Charles Takyi as a precautionary measure.

It is feared that his long-standing shoulder problem could rule him out of Ghana's next match but the Olympique Marseille ace says he is fit.

"I am fine, it was nothing really. This tournament is a tough competition so expectations that we would be hammering teams are off the mark,'' Ayew said.

"We have qualified for the quarter finals from a tough group but we made it and topped the group too.

"We now focus on the challenge ahead and we still want to win the title and you will see that our play will show our commitment and determination to do that.

"Our games so far have been tough and we knew we would be facing up to tough teams but that's why it is a tournament for the best 16 teams in Africa."

Ayew scored a beauty in Ghana's 2-0 win over Mali and was named Man-of-the-Match.

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