New Al Sadd signing, Andre Ayew says he’s hoping Ghana qualifies for the finals of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup so he can play in Doha where he calls home.
The Ghana national team captain joined the Qatari giants on a two-year deal last month with an option to extend at the expiration of his Swansea City contract.
The 31-year-old assessed the readiness of the Gulf country to host the world football showpiece after his first few weeks in the country.
Ayew believes it’s going to be a great tournament from preparations he has seen, and also the great infrastructure Qatar can boast of.
“From what I have seen, the preparations have been great. They’re top class,” he told Al Sadd’s website in an interview.
“I think Qatar is more than ready for the World Cup. They have the stadiums, the training facilities and hotels. There is everything here for the World Cup to go perfectly.
“I know it’s going to be a great World Cup. I hope Ghana will be able to qualify and I will be able to play the World Cup at my home in Doha.”
Andre who has featured in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups for Ghana will be hoping to lead his country back into the tournament after missing out in the 2018 edition.
Ghana is drawn in Group G alongside South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. The Black Stars will take on Ethiopia in their first qualifier on September 1, 2021, and play away to South Africa four days later.