Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has expressed disappointment after Ghana suffered early elimination from the World Cup in Qatar.
Despite needing only a draw to progress to the last 16, the Black Stars blew away the chance after missing an early penalty as Uruguay won 2-0 at Al Janoub.
Mohammed Kudus won a 17th-minute penalty which was missed by the captain before the South Americans scored two quick-fire goals to end Ghana's dreams.
“We had the opportunity to get to the next stage. I missed the penalty. It’s difficult to take. We did not get it right. I am very optimistic about the future. I am sad but we will try and make it better," Ayew said after the game.
A first-half brace by Giorgian de Arrascaeta helped Uruguay to victory but was not enough for the two-time world champions to progress.
Meanwhile, Ghana coach Otto Addo has stepped down as Black Stars coach following the team's World Cup exit.
The four-time African champions are leaving the World Cup at the group stage for the second time.
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