Andre Ayew rushed to the hospital after learning that his seven-year-old daughter had collapsed during Ghana’s 2-0 loss to Uruguay.
The 32-year-old Black Stars player missed a penalty on Friday that would have given the African team the lead, and his daughter passed out due to the shock, according to HLN.
At halftime, both Andre and his brother Jordan Ayew were replaced and the football star had to attain to family emergency afterward.
However, it’s not clear yet if the daughter of Ayew fainted due to the failure of the footballer to score a spot kick at the World Cup.
When Andre learned of his daughter’s situation, he hurried to the hospital where the little girl was rushed to after she collapsed, according to Daily Mail.
In a tweet with a picture from the hospital, it was written: “Andre Ayew went from the stadium straight to the hospital to see his daughter who collapsed when he missed the penalty against Uruguay. It was quite scary but thankfully, she’s doing fine now.”
With their loss, Ghana was eliminated from the World Cup, while their opponents Uruguay were also ousted from the competition in an exciting way due to goals scored.
After the infamous Luis Suarez handball incident, which cost them a definite goal in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal, many in the African nation considered the game as a “grudge match.”
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana missed the ensuing penalty on that day in Johannesburg, and Ghana was eliminated from the contest after penalty shootout.
Although he didn’t play in that memorable contest because of his suspension, Ayew was the only member of the 2010 team to appear in Friday’s game.
Ayew saw a chance for some sort of retribution against their opponents when goalkeeper Sergio Rochet brought down Moahammed Kudus in the box midway through the first half at the Al Janoub Stadium, but instead he fired a feeble shot that was easily parried by the keeper.
Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored twice to give Uruguay the victory that day, but they were unable to avoid being eliminated right away.
André Morgan Rami Ayew, commonly known as Dede Ayew in Ghana, is the captain of the Ghana national football team and a professional football player who currently plays as a winger for Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd.
He has two brothers who are also professional players, Ibrahim and Jordan, and he is the second child of three-time African Footballer of the Year and FIFA 100 member Abedi “Pele” Ayew.
Ayew was selected the Ghanaian and African footballers of the year by the BBC in 2011.
Ayew started his career playing for Nania in Ghana when he was just 14 years old.
He signed a contract with Marseille in 2005 and spent two seasons in the club’s development program before making his professional debut in the 2007–08 campaign.
The following two seasons saw Ayew on loan at Lorient and Arles-Avignon, where he contributed to the latter team’s first-ever promotion to Ligue 1.
He returned to Marseille in 2010 and quickly established himself as a key member of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps.
He made over 200 appearances for the team and helped them win the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.
Since joining Ghana’s full international team in 2008, Ayew has amassed more than 110 caps.
He played a key role for and served as captain of the under-20 squad that won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2009 African Youth Championship.
He has participated in three FIFA World Cups (2010, 2014, and 2022), seven Africa Cup of Nations (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021), and he helped his country finish second in 2010 and 2015 editions of the tournament and was the tournament’s leading scorer in 2019.
Ayew was born to Ghanaian parents in Seclin, a commune in the arrondissement of Lille. Alhaji A.A. Khadir, his maternal grandfather, is a native of Lebanon. Ayew comes from a football-playing family.
At the time of his birth, his father, Abedi Pele, was a professional football player.
He is the nephew of former international football players Sola Ayew and Kwame Ayew.
Ayew also has a sister, Imani, and two brothers, Ibrahim and Jordan, who play professional football. Ibrahim and Jordan both presently play in Europa for Gibraltar.
Jordan currently plays for Crystal Palace. He is a devout Muslim.