Ghana's midfielder Andre Ayew runs after the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Ghana and Benin at the Ismailia Stadium on June 25 , 2019. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Ghana captain Andre Ayew has promised a a Black Stars performance that will give Ghanaians something to smile about when they face Qatar on Monday.

The Senior National Football team on Friday performed to much dismay as they were outlasted and soundly beaten 3-0 by Mali in a friendly encounter.

The game was the first for new Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor and certainly Ghana didn’t show much to leave a highly expectant football population excited.

Amid the bashing and expressions of disappointment, Ghana skipper Andre Ayew, who delivered an unimpressive output against Mali is promising an improved performance against Qatar on Monday.

Speaking to Ghana FA’s website, the Swansea forward said “Qatar are the Asian Champions. We are going to prepare, we are ready for them, like I said, they have a full squad, full house, they are coming with everybody.

Andre Ayew understands there are several new faces in the Ghana squad but insists the team will give Ghanaians something to smile about.

“We can say that we have a lot of new players in the squad. New players that the staff wants to see, so we are going to go to this pitch and give everything that we have and make sure that we give Ghanaians something to smile about.

“But we are not going to sit here and make predictions. I know that the boys will give everything that they have because these are boys who have come into the team and dream to stay in the Black Stars,” he concluded.