Dede Ayew: I take responsibility for Black Stars’ failure

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Andre Ayew

Skipper of Black Stars, Andre Ayew, says the inability of his team to progress to the quarter-finals stage of the Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) tournament in Egypt means they have failed Ghanaians.

“If we have been kicked out at this stage it means that we had a bad tournament and since we couldn’t achieve the mission why we came here, it means we have failed,” said the former Fernabahce player in a post match interview.

The 29 year old who scored in the first half but had his goal disallowed said he felt disappointed and takes the responsibility for not leading the team to victory.

“ I am very disappointed that we could not get to the next stage, but we need to take heart and be stronger. The entire team gave out their best but it did not go our way”.

“As a Ghanaian and leader of the team, no player is to be held responsible for this. I will take the responsibility “he noted.

Ghana’s round of 16 exit in the ongoing AFCON tournament is the worst performance exhibited by the team in the last 10 years.