Gibraltar-based Ghanaian midfielder Ibrahim Ayew, popularly known as Rahim Ayew, has spoken highly of his younger brother, Jordan Ayew, and insisted he is ripe to become the next Ghana deputy captain.
Jordan, 28, won the Crystal Palace Player of the Season award and his goal against West Ham United was voted the Crystal Palace Goal of the Season.
The former Olympique Marseille forward debuted for the Ghana senior national team in September 2010, in a 3–0 2012 AFCON Qualification match win against Swaziland, at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. This makes the striker one of the longest serving players in the current Ghana squad and Rahim believes his brother’s form in addition to his international experience places in a pole position to become the deputy captain to his elder brother Andre Ayew.
What I know personally, apart from Dede [Andre Ayew] and Jonathan Mensah, I think Jordan should be the next captain because he has been there for long, but coach has the power to decide. However, I feel he deserves to be the assistant captain for now, because has the character and he is a leader as well,” Rahim told Adom TV.
Jordan’s elder brother Andre Ayew was named captain of the Black Stars just a little over a year ago after then-head coach James Kwasi Appiah decided to strip Asamoah Gyan of the captaincy.
The decision by Kwasi Appiah sparked strong controversy in Ghana which nearly led to Asamoah Gyan boycotting Ghana’s campaign at the 2019 AFCON.
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