Jordan Ayew Turns on the Style for the Black Stars

Ghana’s Hotshot Forward Puts Mauritius to the Sword in Qualifying Play

By Dan Stelly | Photo via FCL — FC Lorient


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Jordan Ayew is our player of the week for his dominant performance, including two goals and two assists, in Ghana’s 7–1 thrashing of Mauritius.

At the ripe age of 23, Ayew is already a fixture of the Ghanaian national team and played a part in all of his country’s matches at last year’s World Cup. The striker’s eight goals in 28 appearances for his country are matched by 12 goals in 29 appearances for Lorient. He moved to Brittany in 2014 after spells with Marseille and Sochaux.

Ayew’s current form looks to have the Black Stars on track for another shot at the African Cup of Nations crown after falling to Ivory Coast in the final earlier this year. Sunday’s qualifying victory over Mauritius sent Ghana top of their group, although a full slate of fixtures awaits.

Expectations are high for both Ayew and his nation. The forward’s father is the famous Abedi Pele while all the males in his extended family, including brother André, are current or former professionals.