The daughter of Ghanaian captain Andre Dede Ayew, Maha Ayew, reportedly collapsed when his father missed a critical penalty against Uruguay on Friday, December 2.
In the game that may have decided the outcome, Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew had a chance to score from the penalty spot, but Sergio Rochet saved his attempt.
Due to the Black Stars’ subsequent underperformance and ensuing 2-0 loss against Uruguay, Ayew’s missed opportunity was crucial in setting the course of the highly anticipated match.
Ayew, who gave Ghana its first World Cup goal, was predictably ridiculed by the majority of Ghanaian supporters, who blamed him for the nation’s heartbreaking elimination from the tournament.
It seems, nevertheless, that the Al Sadd forward’s missed penalty had an impact on his nuclear family as well as the broader public.
Rahman Osman, Ayew’s second daughter, claims that Maha Ayew passed out after his father missed from 12 yards.
In addition, he pleaded with Ghana’s football caucus to temper their judgment of the 32-year-old attacker, who has just learned of the tragic news of his daughter’s passing.