Andre Ayew, the captain of the Ghana Black Stars will lead the team on the field in Qatar. He wants to make sure the team has a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the desert this year.
He will be welcoming the world to the Arabian gulf later this year, but his main focus is ensuring the Ghana Football Association have all the information they need about the country to help their decision-making that will aid the team’s preparations before and during the World Cup.
Ayew has sent congratulatory messages to his national teammates after they defied odds and qualified for the World Cup in his absence which was caused by suspension over a questionable red card he received during the AFCON.
GHANAsoccernet.com sources close to the Ghana skipper say he is an all-hands-on-deck captain who is in touch with his younger teammates who look up to him as their mentor and is determined to ensure that they make history together like they did in South Africa in 2010.
Ayew has grown leaner, making a massive decision to look after his body by changing his diet and hiring a private trainer to ensure he’s in the best of shapes as shown by his impressive goal-scoring first season with Al Sadd, where he laughed all the way to help his team win the Qatari League.
“We are going to try and do everything positive to make our country proud and make sure that we leave everything on the pitch,” the Ghana captain told GHANAsoccernet.com, Ghana’s best football news portal.
The Black Stars will come up against familiar faces when they take on Portugal in their first group game.
Ghana put up a gallant display but eventually lost 2-1 to Cristiano Ronaldo’s team before coming up against South Korea who is led by Tottenham’s goal machine Son Heung-min.
The last group game is one that most Ghanaians will be acquainted with since in 2010, Luis Suarez transformed himself into a goalie to save a Dominic Adiyiah header that would have advanced the Black Stars to the last four of the World Cup. That game is going to be filled with a lot of emotions, no doubt about it.