Ghana captain Andre Ayew has revealed that he waa sick a few days to game, however he opted to help the team by playing.
Speaking to the press after the Black Stars lost by a single goal in Yaounde to Morocco, the Qatar-based forward said he made the decision to play and his colleagues also supported him.
“I have not been feeling well for the past two days, I wanted to play, my colleagues wanted me on the pitch and I did everything because I have been waiting for this for three years now, we lost and I was unlucky to add a cut on my eye to it,” Ayew disclosed.
The former Swansea City star, however, expressed optimism about the Black Stars chances in the tournament despite the loss against the Atlas Lions of Morocco.
“We are very disappointed to have conceded in the last minute, we faced a solid team, one of the favourites, we went head to head with them but it wasn’t meant to be.”
“I think we can get through and we will get through cos it is our duty and we will make sure we qualify to the next stage. We lost the first game in 2010, 2015 but we pulled through. We were not expecting this start but we will make it”, Dede said.
Ayew, who suffered a head injury in the game said he will be ok to face Gabon in the second game on Friday.