Sunday Aug 02, 2020. 12:00
Ghana international Rahim Ayew has explained why his younger brother Jordan should be the next Black Stars captain.
Jordan Ayew, 28, who is on the books of English Premier League side Crystal Palace, is one of the senior players in the current Ghana squad having made his international debut 2012.
Rahim’s other younger brother Andre Ayew, 30, is the current Black Stars captain and the former believes Jordan should be the deputy with Inter Milan star Kwadwo Asamoah, 31, currently serving as the national team vice-captain.
“What I know personally, apart from Dede [Andre Ayew] and Jonathan Mensah,” Rahim said on Goal.
“I think Jordan should be the next captain because he has been there for long, but the coach has the power to decide.
“However, I feel he deserves to be the assistant captain for now because he has the character and he is a leader as well.”
Jordan has scored 17 goals in 61 matches for Ghana and he was part of the Black Stars squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.
“He [Jordan] has been in the Black Stars for a very long time. I made my debut in 2009 and I have not been able to play again,” the Europa FC defensive midfielder added.
Rahim explained further after his comments generated controversy in the West African country.
“I said when Jonathan and the likes are not around, Jordan must be made the next captain,” the 32-year-old added.
“Jordan has the qualities of a leader. He is a guy of few words but he has everything as a leader.
“Jordan is a different player compared to Andre Ayew but within the family, we don’t do comparisons,” he added.
“I stand by what I said. Jordan deserves to be the next Black Stars captain. He has proven it and moving forward, that must be the way to go.”
Rahim has played seven matches for Ghana between 2009 and 2010.