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2022 WCQ: I think the booing was for me, not Jordan – Otto Addo

Coach Otto Addo has jumped to the defense of Jordan Ayew who was the subject of fan frustration when Ghana were held to a goalless stalemate by Nigeria in the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs first-leg Friday night.

Loud boos from the home supporters at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium followed the substitution of the Crystal Palace forward during stoppage time.

Reacting to the incident during his post-match presser, Otto Addo brushed it aside, insisting the 30-year-old has a good game.

“The booing I think is for me, no problem. I think it’s normal.

“Jordan played well and had a very good performance, especially in the first half – a lot of one against ones.”

“And at the end, I don’t know if they didn’t see it, but he was tired.

“What they [fans] don’t know is we watch a lot of matches – me and my squad. I think we know what each of them is capable of,” he stated.

Jordan Ayew, who lasted 88 minutes passed a late fitness test after only recovering from Covid-19 two days before the match.

Ghana face Nigeria again on Tuesday in Abuja with a place at the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the line.


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