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2014 World Cup Feature: Andre Ayew's light shinning in England and Germany

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew

Following Africa’s exit from 2014 FIFA World Cup, African Football takes a closer look at which players shone bright for their respective countries and left a lasting impression on the world.

Ghana always had their backs against the wall after being drawn in the ‘group of death’ alongside Portugal, Germany and USA.

Still, they proved to be fiercely competitive but could not do enough to make the knockout stages of the tournament after finishing third in Group G after losing to both USA (2-1) and Portugal (2-1), but earned a commendable draw against Germany (2-2).

The shining light and rising star from their time in Brazil was Andrew Ayew who offered Ghana so much more than the two goals he scored in the tournament (against USA and Germany).

The 24-year-old has become a real leader for the Black Stars and his feisty character shone through in 2014.

He’s now adding goals to his all-round midfield game and is on course to become one of Africa’s finest players.

Following his performance at this year’s World Cup rumours have also emerged that the Marseille man may be the target of English Premiership clubs Manchester United and Liverpool, but he has hinted at his interest to play in Germany.

“Bundesliga is one of the strongest leagues in the world. I can certainly imagine playing there to hone my skills,” said Ayew.

Let us not forget the tried and tested Asamoah Gyan who also showed himself, yet again, to be one of the best African strikers in the world with his two World Cup goals against Portugal and Germany.

Speaking after the tournament Gyan apologised to his nation. “We went to a tournament to make the nation proud but things didn’t happen,” said the striker.

“All I have to say is sorry to all Ghanaians for our performance.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Benny says:

    Gyan he goat hypocrate.They will treat you the same way,they treated Essien.Your time will come.Ghana would have gone to semi-final in 2010 had it not been your selfish deeds.
    How could you betray your team mate.Idiot.

  2. wee ba says:

    Gyan if you are really sorry then give us our money you greedy fucktard..castro would have still be alive if you had to call him to chill with you,after you took our money.

  3. salinsa says:

    I don’t know what much more Andre offered Ghana. HE benefited from some selfless assists to score those 2 goals but he, as a winger and a midfielder will just not play in a manner to provide an assist. That is the attitude he carried to the world cup and his younger brother even epitomized it more – never to provide an assist but an assist should be provided to them. Andre will not release a simple pass where need be, he will hang on and considering other options and will only release it when he cant find other selfish options. check the ghana germany match in the second half. he won a ball so welll in ghana half and instead of pushing it to atsu kept on the ball until he was closed in , and then released it by which time the hitherto well placed atsu had also been closed on such that he could not control the ball.

  4. Gogee says:

    Please like the page below so we can throw Akwesi Appiah and his bunch of technical buffoons away from the Black Stars.

    Sack Kwesie Appiah Now

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sack-Kwesi-Appiah/317736691723619

  5. salinsa says:

    sack kwesi appiah and maxwell konadu, and nasamu yakubu and saban quaye then i will like the page

  6. ras says:

    How many balls did Atsu waste by not passing to his team mates???

  7. Ike says:

    GSN,stop pampering yourselves,Ghana finished rock bottom with a point to their name not third as you say.

  8. Kwabena says:

    Ghana finished the group at rock bottom with a single point not third as you say GSN.