Solar Ayew, an uncle of the Ayew brothers, acknowledges Andre Ayew deserves to continue leading the Black Stars as captain.
According to him, Andre has so far displayed excellent leadership qualities since being handed the armband in 2019.
The Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, have been among the most criticized players following Ghana’s group-stage exit at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Some have also questioned the leadership credentials of Andre, but Sola insists only President Akufo-Addo can strip the 31-year-old of the captaincy.
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“It’s a pride and honour to captain your national team, and per the performance and leadership qualities of Dede [Andre] Ayew, it will take only the President of the land, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah to stripe off the captaincy from Dede Ayew. His absence will make it difficult for Ghana to beat Nigeria,” he told Light FM, as quoted by Ghana Guardian.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Ayew family, Fiifi Tackie, has denied reports that Andre and Jordan have quit the Black Stars.
According to him, the Ayew brothers are committed to the national team and are focused on giving their all to Ghana.
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“Andrè and Jordan Ayew are still very committed to the Black Stars team as they have ever been,” Fiifi Tackie wrote on Twitter.
“They will keep slipping into the Black Stars jersey to exemplify Ghana and give the team their very best on and off the pitch, as always. We barely got off the phone.”
Meanwhile, Andre is set to miss Ghana’s World Cup play-off game against Nigeria in March after amassing a red card at the AFCON.