Jordan Ayew was subjected to jeers and whistles when he was substituted against Nigeria and again booed when he was entering the Black Stars bus – a shameless act against a player who never stopped trying…
It was almost as if Jordan Ayew couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Replaced by Kwesi Okyere Wriedt in the 92nd minute of Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff first-leg against Nigeria, the Crystal Palace forward left the pitch to a chorus of boos from a section of the home fans. He was again met by jeers post-match as he entered the team bus.
Until that classless moment, everything else seemed near-perfect for the Black Stars on their return to the Baba Yara Stadium, as they held the Super Eagles to a goalless draw at home.
After Ghana’s disappointing group-stage exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Black Stars’ stock plummeted to an all-time low, culminating in a lack of belief in the team.