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2014 World Cup: John Pantsil tips Jordan Ayew to explode in Brazil

Published on: 12 June 2014
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By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Veteran defender John Pantsil is convinced youngster Jordan Ayew will be Ghana’s poster boy at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals Brazil.

Ayew gained global attention after grabbing his first-ever international hat trick in Ghana’s 4-0 thrashing of South Korea in a pre-World Cup friendly.

Pantsil, who played alongside the 22-year-old at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, believes the Marseille striker will make a huge impact.

“Jordan is one player who doesn’t really care about the praises or the backlash from the fans,” the former Fulham defender told

“He keeps to himself and does his job quietly. I believe his talent was meant to be unlocked at a point in time and this world cup could definitely be the stage.

“I am constantly in contact with the team and I have a feeling the unity in camp is deep, whenever the feeling is this way the outcome is always positive.”

Ayew’s hat trick has seen him now rake in 5 goals for the Black Stars in 13 appearances.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Stephen Kumaga says:
    June 12, 2014 11:36 pm
    The Ghanaians spirit to do the impossible, with our mean pride will take us through to 4-final.
  • Ayuba says:
    June 12, 2014 06:01 pm
    Obiba, you've said it all.
  • obiba says:
    June 12, 2014 03:17 pm
    One thing that you folks don't realize is the future of black star is the Ayew brothers. Most of these player are not playing with their real age, that is why they fade out quick in europe.
  • AfrikaBoy says:
    June 12, 2014 12:11 pm
    Hey Guys let us put pressure on Fifa about bad and Biased referees against African teams. It's always frustrating to see when an African player barely touches a European player, he'll dive and the referee will call a foul, but not when the European player savagely commits a foul on the African. He'll let play go on. I tweeted Fifa about that. Tweet Fifa and make anyone you know tweet or email Fifa about that. Please use the Hashtag #BiasReferees. Tweet to @FIFAcom and @FIFAWorldCup. Just write them that Sentence: FIFA please stop those #BiasReferees specially against African teams. Let's put pressure on them. While we're on twitter, Twitter has released a Hashtag to support all the countries. Please support Ghana by using #GHA. Go Black Stars Go!!!!!!!
  • benny says:
    June 12, 2014 11:55 am
    You should all have said Jordan will explode after the Holland game.Hypocrates and glory hunters.