SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing one of Africa’s top footballing sons, Jordan Ayew, looking to continue his excellent form in the Premier League this coming weekend.
Ayew was written off a potential leader of the attack for Crystal Palace this season, but the Ghanaian international has struck five goals thus far, including a brilliant solo effort last month against West Ham United which will surely be a contender for the 2019/20 Premier League ‘Goal of the Season.
The 28-year-old’s value has not been just in his goal tally, but in the way his pace and movement provides space for his fellow African Wilfried Zaha to shine as the Eagles’ true attacking talisman, while Ayew’s consistency and fitness has seen him feature in 20 of his club’s 21 Premier League games so far in 2019/20.
The Black Stars forward has admitted that working on his weight and fitness has made a major difference compared to his first season at Palace in 2018/19 when he was on loan from Swansea City.
“I was overweight so it was a difficult season for me but this season I had the chance to have a full pre-season and I’m feeling better,” explained Ayew. “I’m feeling relaxed at this football club and I’m enjoying it. Everything is perfect for me to be good on the pitch.”
The younger brother of Andre Ayew has also played for Olympique Marseille, Sochaux, Lorient and Aston Villa in his club career, while his international debut for Ghana came in 2010 when he was still a teenager and has seen him rack up over 50 caps and feature in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2014 World Cup.
SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can next see Ayew in action this coming Saturday when Palace host London rivals Arsenal at Selhurst Park for a Round 22 Premier League clash.
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See Ayew in the following match on SuperSport this weekend:
Saturday January 11
01:30 PM: Crystal Palace v Arsenal – LIVE on SuperSport Maximo and SuperSport 3
Jordan Ayew – Player profile
Born: 11 September 1991 in Marseille, France
2009-2014 Olympique Marseille (France) 147 appearances / 22 goals
2013-2014 Sochaux (France, loan) 18 / 5
2014-2015 Lorient (France) 33 / 13
2015-2017 Aston Villa (England) 58 / 10
2016-2018 Swansea City (Wales) 58 / 12
2018-2019 Crystal Palace (England, loan) 25 / 2
2019-present Crystal Palace (England) 22 / 5
Ghana U-20 1 cap / 1 goal
Ghana 58 / 16
Ghana debut: 5 September 2010, Swaziland 0-3 Ghana, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier
Squad member at the 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals; and 2014 World Cup finals