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World Cup 2022: ‘Gyan can rest now’ – Fans turn heat up on Andre Ayew after awful penalty against Uruguay

18:31 SAST 2022/12/02
Uruguay vs Ghana.
The Black Stars forward had a chance to put his side ahead but failed to beat the goalkeeper, and they conceded soon after

Fans have turned up the heat on Andre Ayew after he failed to convert a penalty for Ghana against Uruguay on Friday.

The Black Stars won a penalty after Jordan Ayew cut in and shot from outside the box before his effort was parried away by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

In the process, Rochet brought down Mohammed Kudus, and after a VAR check, the decision to award Ghana the penalty was confirmed.

However, Ayew’s weak conversion in the 21st minute was easily saved by Rochet.  The penalty miss reminded the fans of a similar situation that cost Ghana a semi-final spot in 2010.

Asamoah Gyan could not convert from the spot then, and Uruguay eventually progressed after the post-match penalty shootout.

Gyan has been on the receiving end since then, but fans now say he can rest after Ayew’s poor conversion.

  • Asamoah Gyan Ghana.

    Gyan can rest

    Asamoah Gyan’s name can rest now.  Eeei Dede - @Shejackiesays

  • Giorgian de Arrascaeta Uruguay Ghana World Cup 2022

    Focus on winning

    Uruguay punished Ghana for Dede Ayew’s penalty miss. Next time, focus on winning, not revenge. - I_Am_Winter

  • Andre Ayew penalty Ghana Uruguay World Cup 2022

    Baton handed over

    Asamoah Gyan has handed the baton to Dede Ayew. - @naturewaaa

  • Andre Ayew

    Weakest penalty ever

    The weakest penalty I have ever seen by Dede Ayew, he should’ve left it to his brother or someone else. -  @NdinguWezile

  • Andre Ayew and Mohammed Kudus of Ghana

    Entitlement

    Dede always feels he should be the one to do everything... Entitlement mentality. - @ronek_needs

  • Asamoah Gyan 2014 World Cup.

    Sabotaged Gyan?

    I'm glad Dede Ayew missed that penalty. Can never forget what he did to Asamoah Gyan and sabotaged that captainship. Ghana will prosper with a new squad, without the ones from 2010. - @mykillSHOTS

  • Andre Ayew.

    No hate

    When I talk about Dede Ayew, people think I hate him. What kind of weak penalty was that? - @DannyPhrost

  • Andre Ayew Jordan Ayew Andy Yiadom Ghana

    Ghana’s problems

    Dede Ayew miss a penalty, Andre Ayew loose possession, and we conceded, I keep repeating this, the Ayew brothers are our problem on the national team. - @RUnderboss

  • Otto Addo Ghana WC 2022

    Addo should be brave

    It's too late to be brave, Addo should have been brave since the beginning of the World Cup. Dede Ayew is a Ghana legend but offered nothing to this team. - @ZMuneca88

  • Andre Ayew

    Selfish

    Dede Ayew is too selfish. Should have allowed Kudus or Inaki take the penalty. - @kwayeboah1994