Andre Ayew, son of Ghanaian legend Abedi Pele Ayew can be said to have had a decent run at filling the big boots left by his dad.
Of all the Ayew sons, Andre appear to be the one that have come closest to carving out an image for himself out of his dad’s shadowy achievements. After starting out a career at Olympique Marseille, he led the U-2o national side of Ghana to victory at the aforementioned age group edition of the FIFA World Cup – hosted by Egypt in 2009.
Impressive outings with the Black Stars of Ghana would soon follow at the senior World Cup hosted in South Africa the following year where they were a Luis Suarez handball and a crossbar away from making history as the first African team to advance to the semifinals.Later on he clinched the BBC African Player of the Year.
However after eight years at the Stade Valedrome, Marseille decided to offload the Ghanaian as they looked for a way back to being a force to be reckoned with as far as French football went.
He would later end up at Swansea and rack up an impressive 34 premier league outings. West Ham would later come for his services a year later and the Secline-born forward elected to bolster his CV by joining the Hammers.
Unfortunately for him he ended up coming from the bench many times he could count and now seems to be on the move yet again.
For what it is worth it remains a wise decision and it must have arrived from admitting West Ham wasn’t for him. We only hope like Marseille, he finds a team that can utilize and appreciate the obvious talent contained in his lower limbs.