Ghana Black Stars captain, Andre Dede Ayew has solely taken the blame of Ghana’s early exit from AFCON 2019.
The newly crowned captain of the national team accepts that they have failed the Ghanaian citizens and has, therefore, takes all the blame as a good leader.
“I am very sad and disappointed that we could not get to the next stage but we need to take heart and be stronger. The entire team gave everything but it did not go our way.
“As a Ghanaian and as a leader no player is to be held responsible for this; I take all the responsibility and we are going to work hard and come back stronger.
“If we have been kicked out at this stage it means we had a bad tournament and since we couldn’t achieve the mission we came here for, I will say we failed,”
Ghana lost 5-4 in penalty shootouts to the North Africans after the game ended 1-1 after extra time.
The exit from the competition in Egypt is the worst performance of the Black Stars at an AFCON since 2006 when they failed to progress from the group stages, with the country’s AFCON title drought now set to exceed 40 years.