Ghana coach hails Jordan Ayew’s form

Ghana coach hails Jordan Ayew’s form
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (left) and Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew battle for the ball

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 25, 2020. 16:00

Ghana national team coach CK Akonnor has hailed the form shown by Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew since the resumption of the Premier League in the past week.

The 28-year-old became the top-scoring Ghanaian in Premier League history when he netted his 25th goal in the division in Palace’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend.

This has led Akonnor to shower Ayew with praise and emphasise that his form will ultimately benefit the Black Stars.

“I feel good and it’s good for us as a football nation and he is gradually growing to become a big name in the Premiership and we are all happy,” the coach told Starr Sports, as quoted by the Ghanaian Times.

“I personally have some likeness for him; the way he is growing, being a very young man and the way he is now maturing into a big player and somebody who always leads the attack, I think it’s a great thing.

“I will encourage him to continue with his fine form, it’s a great thing and it will always help us.”

Ayew will look to help Palace to another victory when they host Burnley on Monday night at Selhurst Park in London.

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