As the Black Stars get ready to play the Central African Republic (CAR), Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has declared his desire to help Ghana qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will be held in Ivory Coast the following year.
On September 7 at the Baba Yara Stadium, the two teams will square off in the qualifier’s final round as both nations attempt to secure spots in the competition.
With nine points, Ghana is in first place in Group E, one point ahead of Angola in second, followed by CAR with seven points, while Madagascar, with just two points after five games, is the only team without a chance to advance.
Due to Andre Ayew’s inactivity and the absence of Thomas Partey and Daniel Amartey, who have both been ruled out due to injury, Jordan Ayew is anticipated to take the lead in the dressing room this time.
The Crystal Palace forward declared before the game that his primary goal was to assist his team in qualifying for the tournament.
“The most important thing is that we should qualify, and after we see, the most important thing is [the] qualification,” he stated on Radio Gold Sports.
We are not yet qualified, but that is the most essential thing. Once we are, we will see.
Ayew is anticipated to carry over his stellar performance at Crystal Palace to the national squad at this critical time. In five games so far this season for the Eagles, he has already contributed three assists.