Swansea City ace Andre Ayew provides update on Sao Tome and Principe injury
The Black Stars skipper opened up about his health after suffering a late injury against the Falcons on Sunday
Ghana captain Andre Ayew allayed fears about his fitness after injuring himself in the final action of Sunday’s 3-1 win over Sao Tome and Principe in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021.
Late in added time, the forward attempted to shoot in a rebound after goalkeeper Aldair D’Almeida parried Kwasi Okyere Wriedt’s shot, but the Swansea City man was knocked out by Sao Tome defender Adjeil Neves, whose last resort tackle saved his team from conceding. again.
Ayew was seen writhing in pain after the incident and was only able to limp off the pitch with the help of two Ghanaian medical staff.
“It’s a blow, the doctors saw. I can put my leg on the ground so that it’s okay, ”the 31-year-old said in the post-game conference.
Ayew’s injury was certainly a major concern for Swansea fans, due to his influence in the club’s pursuit for promotion to the Premier League, with the Jack Army currently sitting third in the table with nine more appearances to play.
With 14 goals to his name so far this quarter, he is the club’s top scorer, a situation highlighting what an eventual injury dismissal will be for their prospects.
Sao Tome’s victory came four days after the Black Stars held South Africa to a 1-1 away draw on the penultimate day of the series, a game Ayew has missed due to travel issues related to Covid-19.
Unusually, five home players made their debuts in both matches as Ghana sealed qualification for what will be their 23rd Afcon appearance.
“First of all, I want to congratulate the whole team for qualifying. In our country, because we are used to qualifying, we see it as a formality, ”said the former West Ham man.
When we look at the other teams when they qualify, the way they are jubilant, the way they jump all over the place, we have to be very proud and happy with what we have done and what the technical staff have done.
“South Africa was a tough game, the locals started, played really well, they gave us a point to get a foothold in Cameroon, so I want to congratulate the whole team. Today, I’m just proud of them. All of them it’s their dream to play for the Black Stars as it’s always my dream, when I wear this jersey I’m more than happy as soon as I get a call-up so I’m very proud of them, I I’m sure they are proud of them, their families are proud of them and they have to keep working.
Ghana and Ayew return to action in June for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.