World Cup 2022: André Ayew’s symbolic hat wearing shows Black Stars readiness to battle

Published on: 19 November 2022

The Black Stars of Ghana announced their arrival in Qatar in grand style in Qatar with the players and technical team wearing traditional smocks from the northern part of Ghana.

The beautifully designed is worn on solemn special occasions and represents strength, courage, and leadership.

The smock is also worn by warriors. How the hat is positioned on the head communicates the occasion - whether for battle or a solemn event.

Andre Ayew displayed his symbolic hat to show the world his readiness for the battle ahead. This is seen by the uprightness of the hat on the captain's head.

It symbolizes that he is the leader of the team which is in accordance with the tradition of Dagombas and the Northern region at large.

Ayew who led Ghana's Black Satellites to win the 2009 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt is hoping to replicate that performance in Qatar.

Ghana showed their readiness for this year's world cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Black Stars 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 its 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 at the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.