Andre Ayew surprised at Jordan's exclusion from Ghana's AFCON squad
Andre Ayew is disappointed with the decision to exclude his brother Jordan from Ghana’s squad next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The 20-year-old was left out of the black Stars 26-man squad announced by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah last week.
Jordan has been on cloud nine for Marseille this season where he has netted 8 goals in all competitions.
The decision to axe the promising youngster has been hugely condemned by a section of the Ghanaian media, with critics arguing that his performance surpasses some of the strikers who have been included in the set-up.
Marseille’s former boss Didier Deschamps has even waded into the matter and expressed shock at the turn of events, says his brother Andre.
Andre believes his junior brother has done more than enough to justify his place in the team.
“I spoke with Deschamps and he believes if it about playing football then we all think Jordan should have been in the squad,” Andre Ayew said.
“I am not defending him because he’s my brother.
“Didier Deschamps feels the same because he knows his qualities.”
The two brothers have combined effectively in the French Lique 1 this season with Marseille in hunt for the title.
Despite these claims by Andre, Jordan has not been impressive in recent matches for the Black Stars.
His performances in Ghana’s match against Zambia in Ndola as well as the match with Malawi were widely condemned by the local media as well as fans of the Black Stars.