2021 AFCON: We apologise to the fans for not qualifying for the last 16 - Ghana skipper Andre Ayew

Published on: 19 January 2022

Ghana skipper Andre Ayew has apologised to the fans after failing to progress to the last 16 of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four-time African champions lost 3-2 to Comoros in their final Group C game on Tuesday.

The West African country suffered a defeat in their opening game against Morocco and a draw against Gabon.

"I think we need to learn from this, we need to go back to the drawing board as the players move ahead," the 32-year-old said after the game.

"We have to take criticism, apologise to the fans for not qualifying for the next round. We are disappointed because this is not Ghana.

"I think if you guys know me, I leave to fight another day. We are going to work hard and we are going to be back."

This was the first time the Stars have crashed out of an AFCON without a single win and the first time they’ve exited at the group stage since 2006.