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Sports News Thu, 4 Jul 2019

Let the goals flow - Andre urges Jordan Ayew

Black Stars skipper, Andre Ayew has urged his brother, Jordan Ayew to maintain his scoring form as the Black Stars aim to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Jordan Ayew has been the shining light for Kwesi Appiah’s charges after bagging two goals in three games at the ongoing championship in Egypt.

The form of the Swansea City striker has been a delight to his elder sibling Andre – who has urged him to continue carrying the team at the final third of the pitch.

“He should continue like that. He’s our lead striker; we need him to continue like this because if we’re going to make an impact in the competition; important players like him, Kwadwo Asamoah, Thomas Partey and the older guys need to be on top of their game because without them we can’t do much,” Andre told reporters.

Ghana will face Tunisia in the Round of 16 stage.

The Black Stars qualified for the knockout phase after finishing as Group F winners following their 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday.

They will face the Carthage Eagles who booked their place in the knockout phase after finishing second in Group E.

The game will take place on Monday at Ismailia Stadium on July 8.

Ghana beat Tunisia 2-1 in their last outing in the competition with John Mensah and Andre Ayew finding the target at the 2012 edition staged in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Meanwhile, the Stars left back defender, Abdul Baba Rahman, has expressed satisfaction over the team’s output in Tuesday’s 2-0 triumph over Guinea-Bissau at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Baba was among the Black Stars’ best men on the day, as his two second-half assists helped the team secure a win in the final group stage match day fixture at the Suez Stadium.

It was his second appearance at the championship, having taken over the left-back spot from Turkey-based Lumor Agbenyenu after an opening day draw with Benin.

“I think we started slowly but we grew into the game and brought some urgency in the second half and we won,” Baba told beIN Sports after the game.

“This win is going to boost our morale ahead of our next game.

“Generally, I did well but the team supported me.

“This is my third AFCON and it has always been the same and our ambition is to win the trophy.”

Baba’s two assists against Guinea-Bissau are one more than he delivered in his previous eight matches at AFCON.

Source: Goal.com
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