Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has dedicated Ghana’s win against Sudan to Jerry John Rawlings as he notes that players fought hard to get the result to honour the deceased former President.
The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) passed on Thursday hours before the Black Stars faced off with their counterpart from Sudan in the qualifiers to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
At the end of 90 minutes at the Cape Coast Stadium, a brace from Andre Ayew handed Ghana a 2-0 win against Sudan.
Speaking after the game, the Swansea City star says the team dedicates the win to the decease former president Jerry John Rawlings.
“I think we fought hard to get a win in honour of His Excellency J.J Rawlings. We know the history and his contribution to the growth of Ghana so the win is dedicated to him,” Andre Ayew said in a post-match interview.
The attacker continued, “These are hard times for the family but we wish them well. May God comfort and bless them.”
The entire country continues to mourn the former president with clubs extending their condolences to the family of Jerry John Rawlings.