Sporting activities Information of Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has rued their lack of ability to defeat Benin in their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) team opener on Tuesday.
The Black Stars’ hopes of beginning their campaign in design and style experienced a setback as they have been held by The Squirrels to a 2-2 attract in the Team F fixture at Egypt’s Ismailia Stadium.
Benin shocked the four-time champions early in just the 2nd moment via Mickael Pote’s goal but captain Andre Ayew and his brother Jordan hit back again to mail Ghana 2-1 up ahead of 50 percent-time.
And just after Ghana centre-back John Boye was sent off for a second bookable offence for time-squandering, Pote registered his 2nd target of the evening to seal a 2-2 stalemate.
“I assume we deserved to acquire. Immediately after we got the red card… It is really element of the game,” Ayew advised Caf media after acquiring a Man of the Match award.
“The most crucial factor is we have to congratulate the men simply because [it was] 10 in opposition to 11 [and] we managed to get a attract.
“We have two far more games. If we keep on like this, we need to get the job done tough. I have complete confidence in the boys.
“We confirmed a good preventing spirit so it is optimistic for the following video game. I believe we did a fantastic activity. We still have two matches to go.”
For their next activity, Ghana experience cup holders Cameroon, who beat Guinea-Bissau 2- in the other team video game on Tuesday.
“All the online games are difficult. It is a complicated crew – Cameroon,” reported the Crystal Palace striker.
“We are also Ghana and we’re heading to do our greatest attainable to get a great final result. Winner usually takes all – we will see.”
The Ayew brothers have scored seven of Ghana’s past nine aims in the Cup of Nations.