By Ameenu Shardow
Lierse SK midfielder Rahim Ayew is delighted to have finally won his long-standing battle against injury.
The 24-year-old after an impressive start to life in the Belgian top flight after arriving from Egyptian giants Zamalek in 2010, suffered a series of injuries which threatened to scupper his young career.
As a result, the Ghana international was unable to figure prominently for Lierse in the 2011/12 season.
The former XI Wise player has however made a strong comeback this term to play in almost all of Lierse’s matches this term.
His explosive performances has seen him receive the Man-of-the-Match award in two of his numerous games the season.
The eldest son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele is now looking to make a career step up by staying fit and maintaining his form.
“It went through a very difficult period with injuries which meant I had to work even harder to come back,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“It wasn’t easy having to sit and watch your colleagues play through injury.
“Thankfully I am back now and playing very well but I am looking to even do more.”
Ayew has been capped six time for the Black Stars and was part of the team that reached the finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.