Jordan Ayew salutes Ghana’s qualification to third round

Ghana front-man Jordan Ayew has described the team’s progress to the third and final round of the 2018 World Cup qualification as a relief for the entire nation.

The Aston Villa striker contributed one goal to the Black Stars’ 2-0 win over Comoros in Kumasi on Tuesday.

Ghana were held to a scary goalless draw by Les Coelecantes in the away fixture, sparking fear amongst many locals ahead of the return leg.

“It was a good game. It is a relief for the country. The most important thing is that we are through to the next stage. Reaching Russia will be difficult so happy to be still on course,” Ayew said.

“When you play against teams like this with many players who play in the third and fourth divisions, they give everything. They were tactically very disciplined.”

Mubarak Wakaso opened the scoring for the Stars after 18 minutes at the Baba Yara Stadium before Ayew doubled the lead five minutes from fulltime to seal Ghana’s aggregate 2-0 victory.