Crocked Ayew starts running, to be assessed before game at Sochaux
By Ameenu Shardow
Andre Ayew will be subjected to a late fitness test ahead of Olympique Marseille’s game against Sochaux on Sunday.
The 23-year-old is nursing a hamstring injury sustained during last week’s training with his club.
The injury which was expected to keep Ayew out for five days saw him fail to make the Ghana squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
He rejoined his Marseille teammates at their training camp in Morocco on Monday night and is said to be making a remarkable progress with his recovery.
The son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele has already started light training and will be critically assessed a day before Marseille’s trip to Sochaux.
“We must treat his (Ayew) injury as he continues to work alongside the medical team,” Marseille coach Elie Baup says.
“Every day provides an additional element. Saturday we’ll see how it is for Sochaux, we cannot say today. ”
Ayew’s recovery will provide a massive boost to Marsielle’s title ambitions as they are tied on 38 points with PSG and Olympique Lyon at the top of the French Ligue 1.