World Cup 2022: Andre Ayew will be important for us against Uruguay - Ghana coach Otto Addo

Published on: 01 December 2022

Ghana coach Otto Addo says his side will need the experience skipper Andre Ayew ahead of their final group game against Uruguay at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ayew is the only player in the current team who was in the squad that played in the game against Uruguay and lost on penalties in he quarter-final at the 2010 edition in South Africa.

Ghana and Uruguay face off at the Al Janoub Stadium on Friday at 15:00 GMT. The two sides are in search of a ticket to the knockout stage with Ghana needing a win to automatically seal their spot in the next round of the tournament while the Uruguayans desperately need a win against Ghana to progress to the next round.

"Andre will be important for us just like everybody. It’s about a team. He lived it and experienced what happened in 2010," coach Otto Addo told

"We know with team work and hard work we can achieve a lot in this World Cup."

Black Stars are currently second in Group H while Uruguay lie bottom with only one point.