Ghana midfielder Andre 'Dede' Ayew has become a father for the first time.
The Marseille winger's girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl at a posh hospital in France two weeks ago, it has emerged.
The identity of his French woman is not known yet but she is said to be 'a very beautiful woman', friends of the Ghanaian superstar have told GHANAsoccernet.com
Dede shed tears of joy as he saw his 7lb 10oz daughter.
The proud father announced the birth to his mother by telephone while his father legend Abedi Pele was believed to have been in France to support new father and mother.
The name of the baby girl has not been made public yet.
Proud grandfather Abedi is said to be "over the moon" at becoming a grandfather again.
His first son Rahim Ayew, who plays for Belgian side Lierse, has a baby boy who is said to be keen on football to join the long line of the Ayew family to take to the game.