AFCON 2021: Ayew confident Ghana will make it to the knockout stage

Ghana national team captain Andre Ayew claims that Ghana will be able to make it to the knockout stage of the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations despite a draw against Gabon.

Ngowet Allevinah scored a late equaliser to earn Gabon an important 1-1 draw against Ghana in Yaoundé on Friday to leave Ghana with just one game to play in the group stage.

However, according to Ayew, the Black Stars will be able to make it to the knockout stage by registering a victory against Comoros in the last game.

“I hope we win the next game against Comoros; four points will be enough to move on. We are Ghana and we will win the next game, God willing,” Ayew said after the game.

The Black Stars came into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Morocco.

The former champions broke the deadlock through captain Andre Dede Ayew before Ngowet Allevinah equalised for Gabon late on.

According to Ghana head coach Milovan Rajevac, his charges lost concentration and they were penalized but they will come back stronger in the last game against Comoros.

“It was a difficult and competitive game. We were supposed to end the match winning, but as in the first game we lost concentration,” Rajevac said before adding.

“I think in the next game we will do better and we will be able to collect the three points to move on to the next stage. We need to stay focused and be strong-minded to move on,” he added.

Ghana will take on winless Comoros, needing victory to remain in with a chance of progressing on Tuesday January 18th.

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