2021 Africa Cup of Nations: We were not good enough - Ghana striker Jordan Ayew tournament exit

Published on: 19 January 2022

Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew has admitted that the team wasn’t good enough to compete after their exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

Ghana exited from the group phase of the ongoing tournament in Cameroon.

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

The 10-man Black Stars team did manage to score twice in their final Group C match against Comoros but their defence let in three more which sealed their unfortunate fate.

Speaking after the game, Jordan Ayew, who leaves Cameroon without a single goal said the group stage exit was a wake-up call for the young squad and an experience they must learn from.

“We were not good enough, we have a young squad, it’s a wake-up call for everyone and if we don’t learn from this then I don’t know,” the Crystal Palace forward is quoted as having said by GTV Sports.

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.