Black Stars forward, Jordan Ayew, has explained his emotional reaction after scoring for Ghana in the AFCON quarterfinal game against DR Congo.
Jordan, who replaced injured skipper Asamoah Gyan, proved his worth, scoring the opener with a brilliant solo effort in the 63rd minute of the game to push Ghana to victory.
The forward’s goal nearly broght him to the point of tears during his celebration of the goal, before being mobbed by his teammates.
Jordan disclosed after the game that the importance of the goal and what it meant for the country is what drove him to tears.
“As a striker you always want to score, but sometimes you score some goals that are really important, and you see your teammates, the bench, the supporters and the country so happy.”
“So when you think about those things it makes you very emotional.”
“As a kid, I dreamt about scoring in the big games, and I thank God for that today,” he added.
Jordan, who also picked up the Man of the Match Award for his fantastic performance in the game, seems to have silenced his critics, after being heavily criticized for his performances in the group stages of the tournament.
Ghana will now take on Cameroon in the semi final on Thursday in Franceville, after the Indomitable Lions defeated Senegal in the quarter finals.