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Andre Ayew dons famed invisibility cloak as Ghana draw with Congo 1-1

The draw all but seals Ghana’s fate for Russia...

Portugal v Ghana: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

Apparently West Ham United isn’t the only team Andre Ayew has been struggling to find form with. While nobody really stood out for the Black Stars today, Ayew was a particular standout, often drawing boos from fans as the match came to a close.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah had a strong attacking front to take on the less experienced Congo, featuring both Andre and Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, and Asamoah Gyan.

It didn’t start off very well for the Black Cats, who quickly fell behind 1-0 to Congo’s Thievy Bifouma.

The match was full of misplays and poor passing on both sides, which unfortunately, didn’t help Ghana’s World Cup bid. They currently sit in 3rd in Group E with two points to show, trailing behind Egypt and Uganda.

Ghana was expected to finish on top of the group with Egypt, with little to no resistance from Uganda and Congo. Ghana wasn’t totally out of the fight as substitutions with some flair made their way to the pitch. Miami FC’s Kwadwo Poku acted as a defibrillator to a very lifeless Ghana side. He injected pace and creativity that lead to the desperately sought after equalizer. Still, it would not be enough as Ghana really needed three points to give themselves actual Russian hope.

Perhaps this is good news for the struggling Hammer, or at least, good news for Hammer fans. Unless a miracle transpires, Ayew will have plenty of time to focus on regaining his form and helping West Ham United find a way out of the basement. It certainly hasn’t been the best start to an expensive Hammer career. £20 million has bought us nothing but injuries, international duty, and too few flashes of talent.

Often, readers comment I’m being too hard on Andre Ayew, and perhaps they are correct. However, you have to ask yourself where to draw the line. At what point do we hedge our bets, and look towards other options? One thing is for certain, he’s not the playmaker the board, or the fans, were hoping to land in East London.

Ghana will get a shot at revenge on September 5th as they take on Congo, yet again. Round two, fight!