World Cup 2022: I’m focused on convincing young Black Stars players that we can progress – Andre Ayew

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has revealed he is focused on convincing youngsters in the team that the Black Stars can progress from the group stage at the World Cup.

The Black Stars who are returning to the global showpiece after missing out in Russia 2018 has been housed in Group H against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

Speaking to FIFA plus, Ayew said his focus at the moment is to help youngsters by convincing them that the Black Stars can qualify from what seems to be a ‘Group of Death’ at the mundial.

“I’ve grown up and played alongside different generations, over two World Cups. I’ve learned a lot from them, and I still feel fit and strong enough to play at this level”

“I had the honour of leading my country to qualification. It was a great experience, but the focus now has to be on helping the youngsters and convincing them that we can progress, for ourselves as a team as well as for the country. I enjoy every moment,”

Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.

Ghana will be hoping to progress from the group stage at this year’s tournament.

Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *