Andre Ayew the second-most capped player at the Afcon

Andre Ayew the second-most capped player at the Afcon | Andrew Ayew | Ghana Black Stars | African Cup of Nations | AFCON | Confederation of African Football | CAF |  Rigobert Song | Ahmed Hassan | Cameroon | Egypt |

Andre Ayew, Ghana’s captain, has set a new record for appearances in the Africa Cup of Nations, surpassing the famous Ahmed Hassan. Andre Ayew becomes the second-most capped player in the Afcon, three behind Rigobert Song of Cameroon after yesterday’s draw against Gabon.

On Friday night, the former Swansea City forward made his 33rd appearance for Ghana against Gabon.

In a 1-1 tie against Gabon on Friday night at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in the Africa Cup of Nations, Andre Ayew scored Ghana’s first goal in the tournament.

The goal was his 10th goal in the AFCON tournament.

Ayew currently holds the record as the Ghanaian player with the most goals in the competition.

With his 33rd participation in the competition, the 33-year-old has now broken Egypt icon Ahmed Hassan’s appearance record.

Ahmed Hassan played in eight AFCON competitions and made 32 appearances.

Andre Ayew will be hoping to catch up with Cameroon football legend Rigobert Song who has 36 appearances in the competition.

He made his AFCON debut in 2008 when Ghana hosted the tournament.

After a lengthy sabbatical from international football that saw him miss the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, he has been in tournaments in 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

In 2010 and 2015, Ayew appeared in two AFCON finals.

Ghana now needs to win the last group match before they can progress to the next stage of the tournament in Cameroon.

Group c

Morocco – 6

Gabon – 4

Ghana  – 1

Comoros – 0

Andre Ayew is Ghana’s all-time top scorer at the African Cup of Nations with 10 goals.
while the legendary Asamoah Gyan 8 and the sensational Osei Kofi 7 are in order.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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