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Video: Abedi Pele picks up Ayew brothers from airport as Black Stars arrive after AFCON exit

Ghana legend Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ was personally at the Kotoka International Airport to pick up his sons when the Black Stars arrived in Ghana following their exit from the 2023 AFCON.

Video: Abedi Pele picks up Ayew brothers from airport as Black Stars arrive after AFCON exit

The Ayew brothers were part of the Ghana side that failed to win any game in the Ivory Coast as the team got booted out of the tournament.

The Black Stars’ faith was sealed on Monday when they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Mozambique in their final group game.

Jordan Ayew scored twice from the penalty spot, while Andre Ayew came off the bench to make history by equalling Rigobert Song’s record for most games played in the history of the AFCON (36).

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With Ghana’s elimination, however, the players returned to Accra on Wednesday (January 24, 2024) evening and were welcomed by a few fans at the airport.

In a video that has gone viral, the legendary Abedi Pele could be seen picking up his sons as they returned from a disappointing AFCON campaign.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars are currently without a coach following the sacking of Chris Hughton after the country’s disastrous AFCON 2023 campaign.

A statement from the Ghana FA also said the Executive Council has also decided to dissolve the technical team of the national team.

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Hughton was appointed as Ghana coach in February 2023 as a replacement to Otto Addo but his tenure did not go according to plan.

The Black Stars have badly struggled in the last 11 months, winning just four times in 13 matches under the Irishman.

Ghana have also failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions, a miserable run which includes defeat to Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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