Andre Ayew has apologised to Ghanaians after Ghana failed to progress to the round of the 16 stage of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The four-time African champions suffered a humiliating group-stage exit following their 3-2 defeat to AFCON debutants Comoros.
The result will go down as one of the biggest shocks in Nations Cup history as Comoros scored at the finals for the first time and then went on to record their maiden victory.
“I think we need to learn from this, we need to go back to the drawing board as the players move ahead,” the 32-year-old, who was sent off said after the game.
“We have to take criticism, apologise to the fans for not qualifying for the next round. We are disappointed because this is not Ghana.
“I think if you guys know me, I leave to fight another day. We are going to work hard and we are going to be back.”
Incredibly, Comors ranked 132nd in the world now have a chance to reach the knockout stages as one of four best-ranked third-placed sides.
This was the first time Ghana have been knocked out of an AFCON without a single win and the first time they’ve exited at the group stage since 2006.