Andre Ayew has dedicated Ghana’s impressive 2-0 victory against Sudan to the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Rawlings died in Accra on Thursday, few hours to the Black Stars’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Falcons of Jediane at the Cape Coast stadium.
A minute silence was observed before kickoff with the Black Stars players wearing black armbands.
“I think we fought hard to get a win in honour of Jerry John Rawlings. We know the history and his contribution to the growth of Ghana so the win is dedicated to him,” Ayew said after the game.
“These are hard times for the family but we wish them well. May God comfort and bless them.”
The Black Stars captain led by example, scoring two goals to secure three points. Both goals were absolutely brilliant.
Black Stars remain top of Group C with 9 points after playing three games. They are six points ahead of second-placed South Africa, who host Sao Tome and Principe on Friday.
Their next assignment is on Tuesday, November 17, in Khartoum against Sudan.