Soccer News of Friday, 6 February 2015
Andre Dede Ayew’s goal for Ghana against Equatorial Guinea last night at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations sees him equal his dad, Abedi Ayew Pele’s, six Nations Cup tournament goals.
Andre Ayew, who captained the team in the absence of injured Asamoah Gyan, tapped in Ghana’s third to book a repeat of the 1992 final with Ivory Coast which will be played at the Bata Stadium on Sunday.
The Marseille winger has now scored for Ghana in each of his last three AFCON tournaments
This is his 4th Nations Cup appearance after making his debut in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana under French tactician Claude Le Roy, but opened his Nations Cup goal account in 2010 in Angola, scoring his nation’s only goal against Burkina Faso.
He then registered 2 goals for Ghana in 2012, but missed the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa due to a rift with then Ghana coach, James Kwasi Appiah.
Abedi Pele played in 5 different Africa Cup of Nations and scored 6 goals, scoring 3 in 1992 and 3 goals in 1996.
Andre has been involved in more goals than any player in the 2015 AFCON tournament. He has scored 3 and assisted 2.
The 25-year-old has also become Ghana’s third highest scorer of all-time in the competition’s history, just a goal shy of Osei Kofi and Asamoah Gyan as the joint top scorers with seven goals.