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Black Stars and Swansea City attacking midfielder – Andre Ayew wants his teammates to keep hope alive despite their 0-1 defeat to Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

The Swans were looking up to boost their qualification with a win but it turned out to be the opposite as an 89th minute Pablo Hernandez winner rather saw Leeds move a step nearer to promotion.

Hernandez who spent two years at Swansea City between 2012 and 2014 controlled Luke Ayling’s cross to roll the ball home off the post to not only boost Leeds chances of qualification, but their first ever win over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium since they last won 3-0 in April 1964.

Swansea City’s chance of returning to the Premier League looks a little fragile having dropped to 7th place with 63 points as Leeds United go atop with 84 points.

But Andre Ayew took to his social media page after the game to encourage his colleagues to dust up keep believing.

“Tough one to take..team spirit was top.. didn’t get what we deserved,” he wrote.

“We still in ! we keep believing!

Meanwhile, Steve Cooper [Swansea City coach] says there the Swans still have a chance in the Championship play-off race.

“If we had won, nothing would have been decided. It was all to play for, and it still is.

“It is probably going to go down to the last game and hopefully we are in the mix.”

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