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Andre Ayew hits top form for Marseille ahead of Ghana's clash with Uganda

Published on: 30 August 2014
Marseille's French forward Dimitri Payet (L) celebrates with Marseille's Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew after scoring his second goal during the French L1 football match Olympique de Marseille vs OGC Nice on August 29, 2014 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana winger Andre Ayew hit top form in the French top-flight on Friday night 24 hours before his arrival to face Uganda and Togo in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The talented player set up a goal for Marseille in their most impressive performance of the new Ligue 1 season to convincingly beat Nice 4-0 at the Stade Velodrome.

Dimitri Payet scored either side of Florian Thauvin's strike, before Abdel Barrada added a late fourth as the hosts won successive matches, after picking up just one point from their first two games.

Thauvin, who was linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur earlier this summer, twice went close before doubling Marseille's advantage from Andre Ayew's cross a minute before the break.

Thauvin seeing a goalbound shot cleared away by a defender before doubling his side's lead on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish from Ayew's cutback.

This could be Ayew's last match for the club as English sides are in hunt to sign him before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.

He is expected to arrive in Ghana for the matches against Uganda and Togo by Monday night.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Reuter says:
    August 30, 2014 06:21 pm
    It's Becos of GSN jumping to conclusions mate!
  • Murtala says:
    August 30, 2014 12:04 pm
    Another lie, what is all this about Ayew moving to England.
  • James, says:
    August 30, 2014 01:23 pm
    What is Dede still doing in France? For a long time now, Marseille has not done well in Europe. There were speculations that Dede would be joining Liverpool or Napoli but here he is in top form for Marseille. Is it due to Dede himself or his agent that he is still in France?