Jordan Ayew wants his brother in Black Stars camp – Otto Addo

Jordan Ayew wants his brother in Black Stars camp – Otto Addo

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Black Stars coach Otto Addo has revealed that Jordan Ayew wishes to see his elder brother, Andre Ayew, in the national team camp following Andre’s omission from the latest squad.

Despite Andre’s impressive performances with Le Havre in Ligue 1, where he scored six goals in 20 games to help save the club from relegation, he was left out of the squad.

This decision has sparked debates about the future of the 34-year-old player. In his brother’s absence, Jordan Ayew rose to the occasion in Ghana’s recent World Cup qualifying matches.

The Crystal Palace forward played a crucial role in Ghana’s victory over Mali, coming off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner and ending the Black Stars’ eight-game winless streak.

His performance earned him a starting spot in the subsequent game against the Central African Republic (CAR), where he scored a hat-trick, leading Ghana to a thrilling 4-3 victory. This marked Ghana’s first back-to-back win since September 2023.

When asked about the impact of Andre Ayew’s absence, Otto Addo responded on behalf of Jordan, saying, “Let me talk for Jordan. It’s his brother. Sure, he wants him to be next to him, but what will happen: it’s my decision, it’s our coaching staff’s decision.

“As a brother, he would like him to be next to him. But, I have a responsibility for the national team, for Ghana, and I have to decide what is best for the team, and who knows? Maybe he’s there, maybe not, but I don’t know.”

The Black Stars are currently focused on securing their place in the 2026 World Cup, with their recent victories boosting their position in the qualifiers.

Ghana are currently second on the table with nine points after three wins in four games.


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