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Who is Andre Ayew?

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Birmingham City have reported back for training today, and the transfer rumours seem to be in full swing. The latest is midfielder Andre Ayew, who was selected as part of Ghana’s  World Cup squad.

Who exactly is this player though?

1. Andre Morgan Rami Ayew is a 20 year old French born, Ghana player. He is sometimes known by the name “Dede”. He is the son of Abdeli Pele, and has three brothers who also play football.

2. He signed for Olympic Marseille in 2007 after impressing as a trainee. His first game for the club was against Porto in the Champions League.

3. Ayew has struggled to play regularly in the Marseille first team, and has since been sent out on loan. He spent the 2008/2009 season on loan to French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient, and spent last season at French Ligue 2 side AC Arles-Avignon. Avignon were promoted during the season Ayew played for them.

4. Ayew has 25 caps for Ghana, and his only international goal came during the African Cup of Nations this year, scoring a header against Burkina Faso. During the World Cup he played in four matches for Ghana, was yellow carded twice and made one assist for a goal.

5. According to the media, Ayew is being chased by Birmingham City, Palermo, Everton and Fulham.


Written by Nicole Carroll

July 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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  1. […] original here: Who is Andre Ayew? « From the Press box Tags: 2009-season, avignon-avignon, during-the-season, french, french-ligue, ghana, last-season, […]

  2. The real class players of that 2010 Ghana squad were Gyan and Annan. ANNAN is the sitting Midfielder who took over Essiens duties. He was a revelation in South Africa and has a huge future in the game. He’s 19/20yrs old also. GYAN is their striker who carried the team up front on his own. Unfortunately, he will be forever remembered for his penalty miss in the dying seconds of the game against Uruguay… There is no justice in football, no justice. Gyan however showed great strenght and courage to step up and take the 1st of his teams penalties in the shoot out. Ghana are by far the best team produced from the continent of AFRICA for over 20yrs. They have really top players coming through and it will be only a matter of time b4 they lift the World Cup…They played some of the best football iv’e seen @ 2010 World Cup in South Africa.. What i’ve just said has absolutely nothing to do with the player AYEW or whatever his name is but i know this- If he got into that GHANA team then he is no bad player, That’s for sure!!!

    I thankyou,

    P.S Sorry for getting off track Nicolle. Nothin’ new for me…lol


    July 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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