Andre Ayew has said the Black Stars of Ghana will die on the pitch till the final whistle in their opening group game against Morocco at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
As many keep saying, the Black Stars captain admitted that they are the underdogs going into the game, but he has assured they will prove their doubters wrong.
“Honestly, AFCON is a very tough competition. We know that people are seeing as us the underdogs, but that’s part of football,” the Al Sadd winger said at the pre-match press conference.
“We take it with a lot of determination and hunger to prove that Ghana will never die.
Whatever happens, we (the players) will die to the end. We will die on the pitch and make sure anybody who wear this shirt will sweat with any energy he has till the end, he added.
The Black Stars are seeking to end their 40 years AFCON drought by winning their 5th trophy, after winning their last trophy in 1982 in Libya.
Ghana has been to finals on three times after their last trophy, losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties in 1992 and 2015 and were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in Angola 2010.
Ghana will play their opener game against Morocco today, Monday, January 10, at 4PM before playing Gabon and Comoros respectively in the group stage.