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Ayew targets summer success

28th March 2019, 16:48 by Nick Harris

Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has urged the Ghana squad to be "united" as they try to win the Nations Cup in Egypt this summer.

The Eagles frontman, who was a member of the team that lost to Ivory Coast on penalties in the competition 2015, says the side gained experience from the last Africa Cup of Nations but they need to be more of a team going forward.

"Football is a funny sport but every time we have a chance, we have one more goal.

"The thing is we are getting old, we are gaining more experience and we all believe we can get something positive this time and I think if we keep on being united like we have the past months, I don't think we can't do a good tournament," he told Ghanaweb.com.

There have been reports that the camp is divided into two factions but Ayew denies that and says they are all pulling together.

"I think since I have been in the Black Stars since 2015 it wasn't bad but I think this team is creating a sort of a very very solid team. It's positive for us because if you go to the AFCON you need your, colleagues.

"You can't just play with nine, it's a team of 23 players."

He added: "The only thing is the unity is key at a tournament. If we united as a team, I think we can do a great tournament."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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