We missed Gyan – Ayew

Deputy captain of the Black Stars, Andre Dede Ayew, has said the team missed the services of captain Asamoah Gyan in the game against Senegal.
Ayew said at a post-match press conference that, it was obvious the services of the captain was lacking in the team, because they are aware of his contribution anytime he is in the game.
“Gyan is our leader, we know what is capable of doing if he is fit. His absence was heavily felt in the game.
“He could have made a lot of difference, but it was unfortunate he was not fit enough to play in the game.
“But I must also congratulate the young ones who took over from him. They did very well and must be encouraged”. He told the media after the match.
“These are young and upcoming players who have quality to fill the gap for the future and must be given the chance as well.” He added.
Ayew, however noted that they are looking forward to the return of the skipper in subsequent games as they seek to return from 2-1 loss to Senegal to make amends in the next game.
Ayew captained the team against Senegal in the first Group C game, of the Africa Cup of Nations in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea after the captain was diagnose of malaria.
He converted a penalty for Ghana in the 17th minute of the game, but was not enough to see Ghana grab the three points at stake.