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2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana star Joe Addo wants fans to lower expectations on Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew

By Patrick Akoto

Ex-Ghana international Joe Addo wants fans to measure their expectations on Jordan Ayew following a barnstorming performance from the Marseille striker during the 4-0 demolishing of South Korea in their final pre-World Cup friendly on Monday.

The 22-year-old profited from Abdul Majeed Waris early injury to make a bold statement by grabbing a memorable hat-trick for the Africans at the Sun Life stadium in Miami.

Ayew has come under the spotlight and now in pole position to stake a claim for a starting role at the global showpiece in Brazil.

However, ex-Ghana defender Joe Addo wants fans to cool expectations on the third son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele.

“Jordan did extremely well against South Korea but we must not blow his performance out of proportion,” he said

“He is a young kid who is growing in confidence and it’s good for us.

“But we must be cautiously optimistic and not get carried away. He needs to keep his focus and be calm.

“I our quest to encourage him, we must not say things that will get into his head. This is just a friendly.

“In as much as I admits that scoring three goals in even gutter-to-gutter matches, is not easy we must be careful in how we blow his performance out of proportion.”

Ayew is now in line to fight for a starting role with Abdul Majeed Waris with Asamoah Gyan and Kevin-Prince Boateng starting places guaranteed.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. wils says:

    we don’t need more than one out & out striker on the pitch once kpb is on the pitch. we need either djan or warris or jordan & not all 3 or any two at the sametime on the pitch

  2. bawah says:

    Remember what happened to Nii Odartey Lamptey; but this time around Jordan is older….

  3. anokwale says:

    Addo is correct. Let us not get too excited. However, due to the injury to Waris, Jordan might get a start either as a winger or up front. We shall see.