Swansea City forward Andre Ayew believes Ghana have lost organisation since winning 2009 U-20 World Cup

Published on: 18 October 2019

Ghana and Swansea City forward Andre Ayew believes that Ghana have lost their organisation since winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2009.

The 29-year-old led the Black Satellites to beat Brazil on penalties in the final in Egypt 10 years ago, becoming the first African country to achieve the feat.

In interview with BBC Sport, he opened up on the success after the current Black Stars side went through another international break without any fixtures.

"We are very disappointed because in the last two international windows we did not have any friendly games and we don't know why," the Swansea forward told BBC Sport.

"We progressed really well till 2014 when we had some little issues. From then we don't have to lie, we keep regressing.

"From 2009, if you look at what we have done, we went to the 2010 World Cup. We went to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations we lost to Egypt in the final.

"In 2012 we went to the semi-finals, 2015 we went to the finals, 2014 we went to the World Cup so you could see there was progression.

"We were playing friendly games against big countries. We played England, Russia, big countries so that we continue progressing but since then we have lost that organisation," Ayew said.