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Ex-Black Stars assistant Herve Renard believes Dede Ayew’s transfer to Le Havre is an intelligent one

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"He has just relaunched himself by coming to the French Ligue 1 for Le Havre," Renard said. "I believe it is a good choice." "It's a wise decision," he remarked. Ayew formerly played for Olympique Marseille from 2007 to 2015 before moving to England and signing with Swansea City. With his return to France, Ayew is ready to make an impression in Ligue 1 with Le Havre. As Ayew prepares for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, he is anticipated to lead the Black Stars in their quest to end their trophy drought that dates back to 1982, when they won their fourth AFCON championship in Libya.

Former Ghana assistant coach Herve Renard has praised Black Stars captain Andre Ayew for returning to France to complete his playing career with Ligue 1 side Le Havre.

Before making this strategic move, Ayew, who was released by Nottingham Forest at the end of the 2022/23 season, faced a spell without a club.

Renard’s words were part of a documentary about African players in Ligue 1 titled “Follow your lucky star: Africa and Ligue 1 Uber Eats, the common goal.”

The French coach, who won the AFCON with Zambia and Ivory Coast in 2012 and 2015, previously worked with Ayew as the Black Stars’ assistant coach at the 2008 AFCON, in which Ayew also made his debut.

“He has just relaunched himself by coming to the French Ligue 1 for Le Havre,” Renard said. “I believe it is a good choice.” “It’s a wise decision,” he remarked.

Ayew formerly played for Olympique Marseille from 2007 to 2015 before moving to England and signing with Swansea City. With his return to France, Ayew is ready to make an impression in Ligue 1 with Le Havre.

As Ayew prepares for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, he is anticipated to lead the Black Stars in their quest to end their trophy drought that dates back to 1982, when they won their fourth AFCON championship in Libya.

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Ghana coach Otto Addo: We will not relax against CAR in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers

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They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros. Despite the remarkable win over Mali's favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus. "One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. "For everyone who thinks it'll be easy, we hope it is, but it's a very difficult game," Addo told reporters on Sunday. "We can't relax now," said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach. The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

Otto Addo, Black Stars coach, has advised his players to be focused and not take their next encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) lightly.

Ghana will face CAR on Monday, June 10, at the Baba Yara Stadium in the fourth of four matchdays in the 2026 World Cup qualification.

The Black Stars came into this game off a 2-1 victory against Mali in Bamako, raising their total to six points in three games.

They are presently ranked third in Group I, after leaders Madagascar and the Comoros.

Despite the remarkable win over Mali’s favoured Eagles, Addo insisted that the squad cannot afford to be complacent. His sentiments mirrored those of Mohammed Kudus.

“One thing is certain: the game will be extremely challenging. “For everyone who thinks it’ll be easy, we hope it is, but it’s a very difficult game,” Addo told reporters on Sunday.

“We can’t relax now,” said the former Borussia Dortmund head coach.

The match is scheduled to start at 19:00 GMT.

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2026 WCQ: Otto Addo expects a tight game against CAR

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"This is going to be really difficult. "For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don't believe it will happen," remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach. "They're performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They're quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali," he continued. The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

Ghana coach Otto Addo expects a tough encounter against the Central African Republic (CAR) in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars will meet CAR in the fourth round of matches on Monday at Baba Yara Stadium, with kickoff at 19:00 GMT.

Reflecting on their recent comeback win over Mali in Bamako during the third round, Addo emphasised the importance of the forthcoming encounter against CAR.

“This is going to be really difficult. “For everyone who thinks we can just play them, I don’t believe it will happen,” remarked the former Borussia Dortmund coach.

“They’re performing well, especially in attacking transitions. They’re quite dangerous; they demonstrated that in the 1-1 draw with Mali,” he continued.

The Black Stars are presently third in Group I, with six points. A victory would greatly improve their prospects of qualifying for the World Cup.

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Mohammed Kudus: Qualifying for the 2026 World Cup is the ultimate objective

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Ghana striker Mohammed Kudus has stated that the Black Stars are aiming to qualify for the 2026 World Cup.

The squad recently returned to form, defeating Mali 2-1 in Bamako on their third matchday, due to second-half goals from Ernest Nuamah and Jordan Ayew.

With this victory, Ghana is presently third in Group I with six points.

Ahead of their matchday four against the Central African Republic on Monday at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kudus, who plays for West Ham United, emphasised that the Black Stars’ primary goal is to qualify for the coveted event in 2026.

“The belief has always existed; that we all want to go to the World Cup. “That is our ultimate goal, regardless of how we achieve it,” Kudus told the press on Sunday.

“Our coach has his strategies, but sometimes the game gets tougher. “We just have to do our best and get the results,” he said.

Kudus is likely to play an important part for Ghana when they face the Central African Republic in this critical qualifier.

The highly anticipated encounter is due to begin at 19:00 GMT.

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