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2014 World Cup: Ghana striker Jordan Ayew continues impressive showing for Sochaux by scoring and assisting

Published on: 12 April 2014
Jordan Ayew netted his third goal of the season for Sochaux

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana striker Jordan Ayew scored and set up the other to inspire relegation-trapped Sochaux to a crucial 2-0 victory over Toulouse in the French top-flight on Saturday night.

With the World Cup looming, Ayew seems to have regained his confidence after scoring for Sochaux in their league match last week.

This shows that he is peaking in time for coach Kwesi Appiah's naming of his 30-man provisional squad for the tournament in Brazil in June.

It was a victory that has improved Sochaux's chances of surviving relegation as they have overtaken Valenciennes to go 18th with 30 point but are still 5 points shy of 17h-placed Evian TG who still have a game in hand.

Sochaux's triumphant night was brilliantly spear-headed by the Ghana international who scored just on the quarter of an hour mark before setting up Roy Contout to put the game beyond the visitors four minutes after recess.

But before Jordan set up Contout for the second, the French international had been on hand to provide a cross which the on-loan Marseille star converted with a pinpoint header.

Contout's moment arrived to register his 4th goal of the season but it was Jordan whose pace and artistry proved too tight for the Toulouse defence to cope with as he weighed in a cross for him to head home.

The goal marks Jordan's second in two games running as he scored against Bastia last weekend.


This article has 21 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kokroko Tk says:
    April 14, 2014 12:57 pm
    I agree he needs to distance himself from his bro. Do he could focus. This will also be good for Dede as well.
  • asco says:
    April 14, 2014 07:19 am
    Yes, he needs to put more seriousness in his games like dede. This boy is a fantastic player but the Dada bee like attitude on the pitch is killing him.maybe that is his style.
  • Chinedu says:
    April 13, 2014 07:46 am
    Sunzu is the one scoring not this flop.
  • LeShaq says:
    April 13, 2014 09:19 am
    Jealous fool...go get life
  • Dr Who says:
    April 13, 2014 07:15 am
    Jordan only needs to get out of the shadows of his father and Dede and I tell you that he will developed into a deadly striker...the dada ba thing must end.
  • Adebayo says:
    April 13, 2014 04:43 am
    Jordan was great in this game! He was unlucky not have a hat trick since before he scored he had already hit the post twice on different occasions!
  • Isaac says:
    April 13, 2014 05:10 am
    If jordan will leave dat etrimd3 behind him, den i see him become great foodballer because lets be hournest, dis boy is a talented footballer who i believe plays even better football dan his bro Andre
  • Isaac says:
    April 13, 2014 05:15 am
    The only dff is dat Andre plays with more seriousness n determination.jordan should adopt dis fm his bro n he will be perfect player.
  • alomos says:
    April 13, 2014 02:23 am
    without him Sochaux would've tied cos he had one goal plus an assist. why the #3 jersey for Gyan and J. Ayew?
  • Africanus says:
    April 13, 2014 01:54 am
    I agree with you 200%. Jordan is the typical attacking midfielder just like his father and Dede.
  • Wassarian2 says:
    April 12, 2014 11:38 pm
    My brother Wassarian1 I agree with u, Jordan's destiny is in his own hands. There is no more Dada-bee here. Is time to play for himself,I think Andre has qualified. Jordan is in the process.
  • Biggie says:
    April 12, 2014 11:57 pm
    Congrats. Keep it up. Our Black stars are doing well in europe.
  • Willie says:
    April 13, 2014 12:03 am
    I think the loan move to Sochaux is really helping Jordan to develop. At least the he is getting the much needed playing time.
  • Wassarian1 says:
    April 12, 2014 11:31 pm
    Jordan this is not about your father..This is about you Jordan..This is for you..This is for the Future of Black-stars...Keep Working Hard...Everything Good Takes time.....
  • Viper says:
    April 12, 2014 08:43 pm
    To to be fair to Jordan,he is not a typical goal scorer,he is more of an attacking midfielder,has bags of skills,more to come from him.
  • enoch says:
    April 12, 2014 08:39 pm
    Nice one boy.keep it up
  • reagam says:
    April 12, 2014 08:36 pm
    Where is Drogba he should be ashamed of himself
  • Bright Baffour says:
    April 12, 2014 08:31 pm
    He's improving just like waris
  • lukman says:
    April 13, 2014 04:11 pm
    Chinedu .shut up ok .The boy is doing well so what is your problem. Na wa ooo
  • Israel Akins says:
    April 13, 2014 07:51 pm
    Is Drogba in France? What prompted mentioning his name here?
  • 4real says:
    April 13, 2014 08:39 pm
    Ur Destiny is in ur own hands Jordan,if u can put more seriousness in your game u will become one of the deadly strikers in the world.keep it up there's more football in u which haven't come out yet it left with u to let it out.