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Annor Walker not surprised by the rise of Ghana star Andre Ayew

Published on: 01 September 2014
Andre Ayew

Former Nania FC technical director Annor Walker says he’s not surprised by the rise and rise of Ghana winger Andre Ayew.

Ayew’s stock has risen over the years with improved performances for both club and country.

The Marseille winger is now a subject of intense bidding from stellar clubs from England with Newcastle, Southampton, Queens Park Rangers and Inter Milan believed to be interested in his services.

The former Ghana Under-20 captain was a shining light and rising star for Ghana despite his country's shambolic showing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The 24-year-old has become a real leader for the Black Stars and his feisty character shone through in 2014.

He’s now adding goals to his all-round midfield game and is on course to become one of Africa’s finest players.

Coach Annor Walker, who is credited for honing the talent of the former Lorient player during his youthful days at Nania FC, says he’s not surprised at where he's gotten to.

“To be honest with you it doesn’t surprise me at all. I have always known that he will be a big star for Ghana,” he said

“Right from Nania FC, he demonstrated commitment to the game and always working hard to improve certain aspect of his game.

“I am very delighted that today he’s one of the talked-about Ghanaian players and many are looking up to him.

“He has not yet achieved his full potential. There is lot to come from him. He is still very young and will go on to become one of Africa’s great.

A high-energy footballer with an excellent understanding of the game, Ayew is tactically versatile.

He can start as a left attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 or as a central midfielder in a 4-3-3.

Ayew has a sudden change of pace, which he uses regularly to burst into the penalty box in order to create his own shot.

He is smooth on the ball, possesses elite technique and is aware of his surroundings.


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