I’m not in a rush to become Black Stars captain – Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew


Deputy captain of the Ghana Black Stars André Morgan Rami Ayew has said he’s not in a rush to take over the captaincy of the senior National Team.

According to Swansea striker who at youth level starred for and captained the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, he’s bidding his time for the huge position.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM, André Morgan Rami Ayew stated that he’s taking his time to understudy the few senior players who are in the team in order to carry on the team when these seniors have exited the team.

” Next year 2017 will be my tenth year in the Black Stars, I’ve stayed very long in the team and have captained before when Asamoah Gyan was not around; he’s grooming me to be ready to take over from him when he’s no more in the team. I have an excellent relationship with him and I’ve learnt to work together with him for the best of the nation and the team.”


André Ayew was born on 17 December 1989 in Lille, France. He is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Swansea City and the Ghana national team.

He is the second-born son of three-time African Footballer of the Year and FIFA 100 member Abedi “Pele” Ayew and has two brothers, Ibrahim and Jordan, who also are professional footballers. In 2011 Ayew was named the BBC African Footballer of the Year and Ghanaian Footballer of the Year.

Ayew began his career in Ghana, playing for Nania, while debuting for the club at age 14. In 2005, he signed with his father’s former club, Marseille, and spent two seasons in the club’s youth academy before making his debut in the 2007–08 season.

Ayew spent the following two seasons on loan with Lorient and Arles-Avignon, helping the latter team earn promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time. In 2010, he returned to Marseille and became an integral part of the first team under manager Didier Deschamps, making over 200 appearances and winning consecutive Trophée des champions and Coupe de la Ligues in both 2010 and 2011.

Ayew has been a full international for Ghana since 2008 and has earned over 65 caps.

At youth level, he starred for and captained the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

He has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014), as well as four Africa Cup of Nations (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015), helping them finish runner-up in 2010 and 2015, and was Top Goalscorer at the latter.

Source: livefmghana.com