Ghana Vs CAR: Ghanaians React As Jordan Ayew Scores Hat-Trick To Give The Black Stars A Rare Victory

Ghana Vs CAR: Ghanaians React As Jordan Ayew Scores Hat-Trick To Give The Black Stars A Rare Victory

  • Crystal Palace player Jordan Ayew has played 100 games for Ghana's senior national team
  • Despite playing in his favoured position, Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew has demonstrated his willingness to adapt to multiple roles within the national squad
  • Some social media users commented after Ghana defeated the Central African Republic in the World Cup qualifiers

On Matchday 4 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Jordan Ayew's hat-trick helped Ghana defeat the Central African Republic.

Ghana's victory moves it up to nine points after three wins and one loss in four competition rounds.

Within six minutes after Abdul Fatawu Issahaku was fouled in the box, Jordan Ayew gave Ghana the lead with an early penalty.

Jordan Ayew and Mohammed Kudus
Jordan Ayew and Mohammed Kudus jubilate after Ghana won against CAR. Photo credit: @gfa.
Source: Instagram

Ayew scored the first goal, but Louis Mafouta's goals let him briefly quiet the home crowd, and the Black Stars trailed 2-1 at the half. Mafouta scored his first goal in the 11th minute and his second in the 41st minute, eluding Gideon Mensah.

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Following the first half, Ghana regained control of the match and applied pressure to tie it as Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Kamaldeen Sulemana alternated roles on the wings. The exertion paid off in the 60th minute when Jordan Ayew equalised from Gideon Mensah's cross with a strong header.

The third goal was a well-placed effort by Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, who beat goalie Flory Yangao to give Ghana the lead again. In the 69th minute, Jordan Ayew scored his hat-trick to give the Black Stars a 4-2 lead against the Central African Republic.

However, the Central African Republic increased its pressure and scored a third goal through Louis Mafouta in the 90th minute.

Ghana's victory moves them to the top of Group I with nine points. They will have to wait until Wednesday, June 11, 2024, for the results of the remaining games to find out where they stand in the group. The 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches will recommence in March 2025.

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Jordan Ayew was handed a GFA honour for reaching his100th cap

The Ghana Football Association has given Jordan Ayew a special award in recognition of earning his 100th Ghanaian international cap.

The Crystal Palace forward became the third player from Ghana to accomplish the record, and the football governing body awarded him a Golden Boot.

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Ghanaians commented on Jordan Ayew's performance against CAR has compiled some reactions below:

@baahrichard5 said:

Jordon has played his part

@quame_misty said:

I have always and will always stand by Jordan , he’s one of the best players to ever play for the black stars

@Jaymillz_MH said:

Senior abeg check the stats, from what I gathered he should have 27 in 104 appearances. I may be wrong but that’s why you are journos so check for us

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@AFiabian said:

so why give captainship to that useless Partey who can't play as he does at Arsenal

@Cobimagma said:

Then Jordan is next to the captaincy if his brother isn’t around cos he is the senior player now in this setup.

Ghanaians React As Jordan Ayew Scores Late Winner For The Black Stars During Ghana Vs Mali Game

Earlier, wrote about Jordan Ayew's late goal for the national team; Jordan made his brother, Dede Ayew, a former Black Stars captain, proud after scoring a late goal for Ghana in its game against Mali.

Some Ghanaians expressed their views after Jordan Ayew's outstanding performance against Mali in the World Cup qualifier in Bamako.

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