The Black Stars progressed to the second round despite the 1-0 loss to Germany this evening.
The African nation progressed on goal difference, as they ended level on points with Australia.
"It was a very difficult match, but we fought hard, and it was enough to get us through," Ayew was reported as saying to AP.
"We had opportunities to score, but the important thing is that we went through."
Ghana take on the United States in the round of 16.
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