Black Stars midfielder Mohammed Kudus defended Andre Ayew after the captain missed a penalty in the team’s loss to Uruguay.
On Friday at Al Janoub Stadium, Uruguay defeated the Black Stars 2-0 by scoring twice in six minutes after Sergio Rochet saved the usual reliable Ayew’s early penalty.
The Black Stars were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup at the group stage as a result of the loss, which prevented them from moving on to the knockout round.
‘’I don’t think the penalty miss by Andre Ayew was the key moment in the match, the easiest thing we can do is to blame one person,” Kudus told the media after the game.
‘’In the second half I also got chances that I could have scored, it qualified as a penalty also so we all had chances to have an effect in the game so I don’t really think the penalty had an effect on the whole performance’’.
‘’Andre is a great leader and a great captain. After the penalty miss, he was still in the game and stood up for the team like everyone did but the result went the other way so we learn from it and stay positive’’.
‘’I think what happened in the past we can’t really change it, the fucus was to get out of the group, that was the main thing’’ he added.
Kudus assisted Ayew to score Ghana’s first goal in Qatar before the Ajax midfielder scored twice in the second game against South Korea.