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Andre Ayew's holidays made better by vital Marseille win

Published on: 24 December 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Andre Ayew intends enjoying his brief holidays in Ghana after powering Olympique Marseille to their final win of 2012 over the weekend.

The Ghana international’s towering header on the stroke of halftime was enough to hand Les Phoceens the vital win over Saint Etienne on Sunday.

The win sees Elie Baup’s side move join top in Ligue 1 on 38 points – the same as leaders PSG and second-placed Olympique Lyon.

Ayew will now take a brief time out before joining the Black Stars team for the pre-2013 Nations Cup camp in Abu Dhabi.

He now says the hard fought win – the final for Marseille in 2012 will make his relaxation in Ghana even more better.

"It's a tough game, but we knew that,” he said.

“We scored before the break, it boosted us a lot.

“We wanted to leave the game in St-Etienne, as a very strong collective team haven encountered some difficulties in recent times.

“And this galvanized the team, we players do something good this season, we try to prove it every game.

“But hopefully we will not implode and should continue to work.

“All games like this, we must learn to feed and learn. Progress is needed especially in the final third. Now we will enjoy the holidays.”

Watch video of Andre Ayew's goal below

Comments

  • KWAME PITO says:
    December 26, 2012 03:02 am
    I said I prefer, you are foolish!
  • Carbonite says:
    December 25, 2012 05:39 pm
    masa! what sort of jealousy bi this?
  • Askantwi says:
    December 25, 2012 04:20 pm
    A player cannot be productive all the time. He must be substituted when he is not performing according to the norm. Don't tell the coach not to substitute him. That ridiculous and foolish.
  • phillbanger says:
    December 25, 2012 04:15 pm
    Kwame pito u are rite.
  • kwame pito says:
    December 25, 2012 11:23 am
    DEDE IS VERY GOOD IN THE AIR. I HOPE A.A HAS NOTICE THIS. HE ALSO IS VERY DANGEROUS UPFRONT UNTIL THE FINAL WHISTLE. LOOK AT THE AFCON GAME AGAINST TUNISIA AND MARSEILLE GAME AGAINST FENERBACHE. I SERIOUSLY PREFER DEDE PLAYING A FULL 90MINS LIKE HE DOES IN MARSEILLE RATHER THAN SUBBING HIM FOR ANYBODY. I AM NOT JUST PRAISING THE GUY BUT PEOPLE, I SEE QUALITY WHEN I SEE ONE SUCH AS MUBARAK WAKASO. ANOTHER QUALITY PLAYER IS BADU,IF ONLY AGYEMANG BADU CAN BOOST HIS CONFIDENCE FOR GOAL WHEN HE GOES FORWARD, HE WILL BE SURPRISED AT HOW MANY GOALS A MIDFIELDER LIKE HIM WILL SCORE.
  • Nana kwame says:
    December 25, 2012 10:12 am
    Warning to who?
  • Allan says:
    December 26, 2012 09:43 am
    Why cant you people leave the coach alone to do his job? It beat my imagination how people consistently try to impose players and even the style of play on the coach. Can we for once leave the technical man do what he has learn over the years? Its just a pity the rate at which some journalist who are suppose to know better start proposing all kind of players for the coaches. In Ghana virtually 24 million people are wise people and coaches but the question is how many do have technical eyes. Football is team play and if a play no matter how good is not having a good day he should not be changed? What kind of logic is this? People! lets reason and stop this.
  • MUSAH FIFA says:
    December 25, 2012 05:44 am
    this is a warning sign for the rest of African countries who qualifies for the AFCON, THANK YOU DEDE.
  • bawah says:
    December 24, 2012 11:04 pm
    AN EXCELLENT GOAL