Ghanaian international Andre Ayew faced a challenging reintroduction to French Ligue 1 as his eagerly anticipated return to Le Havre was marred by a quick and unexpected exit.
The Black Stars captain, who recently joined Le Havre on a short-term deal, endured a frustrating start, receiving a straight red card just minutes after stepping onto the pitch in a league clash against Nantes.
Ayew's entrance into the game occurred in the 65th minute, a strategic move by Le Havre as they sought to break the deadlock.
However, what should have been an opportunity for the seasoned attacker to make an impact swiftly turned into a disappointment as he was shown the red card for a foul shortly after his arrival.
The incident unfolded during Ayew's first match with Le Havre since signing with the Ligue 1 side during the November international break.
The Ghanaian forward had been without a club after parting ways with Premier League side Nottingham Forest at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.
Le Havre will now have to navigate their next two games, facing the formidable opponents Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg, without Ayew's on-field contributions due to the suspension resulting from the red card.
However, the Ghanaian international is expected to make a comeback for Le Havre's subsequent home game against Nice.