Posts Tagged ‘Andre Ayew

16
Dec
11

Congratulations to Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew – BBC African Footballer of the YEAR, 2011

Andre Ayew has become the fifth Ghanaian to win the much coveted BBC African Footballer of the Year after his father, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew (1991), Sammy Kuffour (2001), Michael Essien (2006) and last year’s winner Asamoah Gyan.

Enterprising Andre 'Dede' Ayew - BBC African Player of the Year, 2011

Football Made in Ghana wishes to congratulate the 21-year old for making himself, his father and his country proud today.

Now, it is time to beat Samuel Eto’o and Yaya Toure to the CAF African Player of the year to become the only Ghanaian after his father to pick that award.

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03
Dec
11

VIDEO: Watch Jordan Ayew score against Caen

Watch the Ayew brothers display some fluid skills. A super pass from Andre Ayew to his brother who did not make a mistake in placing it in the net in sublime fashion

>>>CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO<<<

Remember to vote for Andre Ayew as BBC African player of the year

Jordan Ayew - the future of Ghana Football

29
Nov
11

VIDEO: Watch Andre Ayew Score Against PSG

Andre Ayew’s form continues to rise. Watch his 83 minute goals against Paris Saint Germaine this weekend, another reason why he should win not just the BBC but CAF African player of the year.

Jordan Ayew came on after 32 minutes and saw a yellow card in the 57th minute. Assisted the second goal.

 

18
Nov
11

VOTE: ANDRE ‘DEDE’ AYEW AS BBC AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

>>>>>CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE ONLINE<<<<< 

The 21-year-old comes from a famous football family; his father Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew was a three-time CAF African Footballer of the Year, his uncle Kwame Ayew was a Ghanaian international and represented the country at the 1992 Olympics.

With that background, Dede has really had to prove himself from day one and it looks like the youngster is up for the challenge.

The winger has become the key player in Marseille’s success this year, helping them to clinch the French League Cup and Super Cup.

In fact it was his hat-trick that helped Marseille to rally from two goals down to beat champions Lille 5-4 in the Super Cup in July.

By the end of the season in May he had scored 11 goals for Marseille and so far this season he has netted four times for the French giants.

He was also instrumental in the Black Stars qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with an unbeaten record.

But things have not always been smooth sailing for Dede who is now beginning to come into his own.

It was his performances for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup that went a long way to giving him an identity of his own.

That tournament came after another great display for the Black Stars at the 2010 Nations Cup and a year earlier at the 2009 Under 20 World Cup when he captained Ghana to Africa’s first title at that level.

A year earlier, it was all so different for him.

He had been picked by Claude LeRoi, Ghana’s then French coach for the 2008 Nations Cup despite widespread criticism and when he failed to shine in the semi-finals, the criticism only got louder.

But he has risen from that remarkably, maturing on loan at Arles Avignon from Olympic Marseille before finally convincing Didier Deschamps he is good enough for the Marseille first team.

So far this season he has proved his worth and with 32 caps already at age 21, there is more to come.

CREDIT: BBC

11
Oct
10

Nations Cup Qualifier: Ghana 0-0 Sudan – a Wake up call?

There were those who believed that the Nations Cup qualifier between Ghana and Sudan on Sunday 10th October, 2010 was a foregone conclusion. The Black Stars were going to make mincemeat of Sudan. These beliefs became mere wishful thinking as the game turned out to be a bore draw which the Sudanese will be happy to take.

Coach Kwasi Appiah went into the game with the 4-2-3-1 formation, hoping that Gyan would lead Andre and Jordan Ayew in attack with support from Kwadwo Asamoah. The 4-2-3-1 deep tactic is Ghana’s preferred formation and many had hoped for at least a win this that tactic. But Ghana’s midfield and attacking machinery simply refused to work. A lot of the players did not have the sense of urgency on a day when the Sudanese team had a perfect antidote for Ghana’s attack.

Gyan’s shooting was just terrible. The least he could have done was to set up the wide forwards, but how could he when he displayed such poor first touch? Jordan Ayew’s inexperience and inclination to play to the gallery weakened Ghana’s attack further. Kwadwo Asamoah’s tendency to hold on to the ball too long destroyed team cohesion and ball supply to the other three forwards wasn’t enough. Bernard Yao-Kumordzi continued to show his predisposition to choking anytime he is given the big national team role. He made a complete mess of the deep-lying playmaker role. Enter Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu with his bird-killing shots. It was just not a good day for Ghana. Continue reading ‘Nations Cup Qualifier: Ghana 0-0 Sudan – a Wake up call?’

01
Jan
10

Angola 2010: Sparrow Hawks of Togo will go down

Some have said that Angola 2010 is a disaster waiting to happen for Ghana’s Black Stars. I would not begrudge anyone who holds this opinion given the realities on the ground. Stephen Appiah, Sulley Muntari, Derek Boateng, John Mensah and Laryea Kington are all out of the squad for one reason or the other. Injuries have threatened the performance of Michael Essien and Anthony Annan. Again, in all honesty, I am not sure of the added value of some of the players when there are better in-form and proven players available. The situation looks pretty scary and the alarmists are already having a field day.

Continue reading ‘Angola 2010: Sparrow Hawks of Togo will go down’

04
Nov
09

Black Stars – The dawn of a new era?

Black Stars

Black Stars

Three refreshing and somewhat related news items have triggered a chain of wishful thoughts in my mind these past few days. First, Stephen Appiah has finally signed for Bologna after several months without club action. He can finally

Dominic Adiyiah gets the recognition for the foundations of hard work he laid from his Feteh Feyenoord Academy background through his limelight moments at Heart of Lions to his glorious performances for Ghana’s U-20 at Egypt 2009. He gets the chance to grow younger at A.C. Milan – where the stars never grow old.

Then, the icing on the cake! Milovan Rajevac has gone shopping in Sellas Tetteh’s store of stars – six U-20 players have been invited to play against Mali at Babayara Stadium on the 15th of November. whethere we like it or not, the years pass by, times change and a new era begins. we may be witnessing the dawn of a new era! A watershed moment!
Continue reading ‘Black Stars – The dawn of a new era?’




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