PICTURE: Jordan & Andre Ayew pictured in Muslim prayers

Published on: 21 December 2013
PICTURE: Jordan & Andre Ayew pictured in Muslim prayers
Jordan Ayew, left, with brother Andre Ayew, second from right, praying

Ghana internationals Jordan and Andre Ayew have been revealed as Muslims despite their names suggesting they belong to a different religion.

The brothers, sons of African legend Abedi Pele, had their religious leanings out of public knowledge but has now been made known to the public.

Both of their parents Abedi Ayew and Maha Ayew are Muslims and the two Olympique Marseille players have shown great commitment to their Islamic faith.

This now puts to rest the argument over the religion of the players as they have rarely shown their religious commitment in public in the past.

Comments

  • Murtala
    says: 4 years ago
    GOOD LUCK GUYS.
  • illegal
    says: 4 years ago
    ei!!! gsn.."Ghana internationals Jordan and Andre Ayew have been revealed as Muslims desperate their names suggesting they belong to a different religion." desperate paaa?? think u wer rada desperate to post dis story
  • Adebayo
    says: 4 years ago
    what's this got to do with anything? GNS really needs to sit up and clean up your act!
  • godfather
    says: 4 years ago
    What is the motive behind this publication? What is the essence of this? Why is their religion news? What is the significance of their religion? Seriously? Proud to be a Ghanaian - that is it!
  • Kojo
    says: 4 years ago
    Muslims......hmmmmmm. Feeling bad about that.
  • Cofie
    says: 4 years ago
    So what? You guys at GSN are not serious
  • Collins
    says: 4 years ago
    GSN koraaa... Always wanting to sensationalize things.. Is it news that the Ayews are muslims?.. Are you now in this journalism business/ following the Black Stars?.. We know a majority of your writers are muslims.. Why are you pretending not to have knowledge of this.. Just BE REAL GUYS.. You [GSN] and I know this is a pic from a video [By BeInSport] taken at the Kumasi Central Mosque before the Black Stars massacred Egypt which has your boss, Saanie Daara somewhere in there.. The inscription on the pic: LES AYEW EN MODE "BLACK STARS" = THE AYEWS IN BLACK STARS MOOD
  • Ayuba Mampong
    says: 4 years ago
    proud of you guys. may Allah continue to bless you.
  • sululu
    says: 4 years ago
    @KOJO COME AGAIN!...FEELIN BAD ABT WHAT?
  • Craze-K
    says: 4 years ago
    Ah, but is this news.....!?!?!? They have been Muslims from birth. They have been going to the Mosque with their dad all these while. Watch Dede before games, he prays the Muslim way. And which of their names suggest otherwise? Dede, Morgan, Andre, Jordan, Ayew..... which religions do they suggest? Christianity, Judaism, Traditionalists.........? Let's be serious. Thinking of where John Mahama should fall....
  • lukman
    says: 4 years ago
    Awesome .I like it .God bless them more
  • Sadat Drizzla
    says: 4 years ago
    Kojo u can choose not to like them any longer but Allah will not reject them. Very proud of u guys
  • Saha
    says: 4 years ago
    Good boys keep it up please dont maine this stupid kojo
  • adam4eve Ag.Swedruni ba
    says: 4 years ago
    @kojo..u can choose to kill urself for still doesn't change anyththing..see how Almighty Allah has been with them all these while,they(ayews family) would never floop.the more you hate them the more Amighty Allah will be blessing them abundantly..am proud of them.......
  • spellBOUND
    says: 4 years ago
    "revealed as Muslims despite their names suggesting they belong to a different religion." THAT IS THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER READ! GSN, this is the 21st century. wake up from your 12th century tribilistic and religious ignorance. i go to church with a guy named Hamza (a so called muslim name).
  • lukman
    says: 4 years ago
    Well if you will be honest to your self, will you classify this report as stupid if they were shown be at church. What's your problem. If you don't like it then that's ur wahala but for some of us , we say God bless them more more more
  • Ama
    says: 4 years ago
    Jesus loves you.
  • mykwasi
    says: 4 years ago
    GSN, whoever published this can go hang themselves for thier stupidy.
  • spellBOUND
    says: 4 years ago
    Do u hear ur ignorance mate? this report is STUPID no matter what ur reasoning is. im sorry if u still live in a place where it is unheard of for a person named Abraham to be muslim or Hamza to be a christian.
  • Ntoba
    says: 4 years ago
    What has religion got to do with sport......? GSN so u want as to do what abt dis report bcs some of us already know abt dis since day one.....Pls Kojo do onto others just lik de way u want others to do on to u......religion is just a choice,after non has died n com back to tell u dat God is a Christian or Muslim......Ghanaian till death.....gunners for life...lol
  • lukman
    says: 4 years ago
    Well if someone is named Abraham or ibrahim or what ever. It got nothing to do with this story. As far as am concern Gsn choose what story they want to publish and everyone has a choice of comment. so on this story is good to see this boys standing in front of the Almighty God with such a humble appearance .Total submission to the will of God is amazing and rewarding. God bless you guys
  • Love
    says: 4 years ago
    It's sickening gsn get serious.who was so much interested abt their relegion? Who hasn't rested cos of their relegion.post serious stories n stop some dis irrelevant stories. Being a christian or Moslem doesn't change ur style of play.who doesn't know dey r Moslems? Ghana is multi relegious state n we see ourselves as one.gsn grow up!!!!!!!!!!
  • kukuphilly
    says: 4 years ago
    gsn is bored paa.
  • hamzy
    says: 4 years ago
    kojo you are an animal
  • Capo di Capi
    says: 4 years ago
    People, give GSN a break. As some of you, I also knew long ago that they are Muslims. But what about those who didn’t before this publication? I’d witness serious argument by soccer fans about the religious status of these players before. They’re stars so some of these things about them should be expected. Some fans even go to the extent of arguing about the number of wives, cars and kids (BS player) they’ve got; theirs houses etc. I agree it’s all got nothing to do with football but people will still talk and argue. For those who didn’t know or doubted, this story (picture) will make them now. Even Christians we belong to different denomination and people would sometimes want to know which one you belong to. Don’t they? I see this story as nothing but informative. God bless our homeland Ghana.
  • Craze-K
    says: 4 years ago
    You guys should take things easy.... I blame GSN though, for the angle they chose to go with their argument. Names mean nothing in this age.... Your faith is what really defines you, not your name. A certain Abraham could be called Ibrahim by his Arab peers vice versa. A certain Suleiman could be called Solomon my his Christian peers vice versa. The problems with the story are 2... One, the name angle and second the fact that they portray the story as no one knowing the brothers are Muslims. To say, and I quote "The brothers, sons of African legend Abedi Pele, had their religious leanings out of public knowledge but has now been made known to the public", is misleading. We already know. At least I have heard Dede grant interview to joyfm before and stated that... Jordan and his father have prayed on legon campus on countless occasions. Fine, GSN can run a story on their faith. However, these line of arguments are illogical and amateurish.
  • Anwar Siddique
    says: 4 years ago
    Prophet Mohammed S.A.W love them most and the Jesus you know wasnt the Issah we know.. Bullshit..Go to hell
  • Kawawa
    says: 4 years ago
    Religion is gradually bringing division.... See it now???
  • Sherif
    says: 4 years ago
    Kojo, your father....you and your entire generation are doomed to burn in hell. Fool, how could u feel bad after knowing their Muslims?? U're a big goat for that matter. There's no religion better than Islam, Christianity is only full of shambles...accept that or be lost forever. Son of a bitch!!
  • safuratu mustapha
    says: 4 years ago
    U've even considered him of being a goat.....he is rather a sheep! he should jux clear off wit dis folktale religion of his...such a dummy
  • Mr Joe
    says: 4 years ago
    Ghanaians are aimless, lack of education, religion is religion worshiping One God...why all this insults and debates?
  • ziat
    says: 4 years ago
    so why is the christians hating? aaah be civilised ok if muslims were the ones to be saying this you the christians will say mulims are harsh. learn sense and stop hating
  • Alexander Quincy
    says: 4 years ago
    Stop cheating each other with religion,all the God prophets are in both books ,Quaran and Bible.so if u See your friend or brother in one of the book dont fight him or insult him .we all one
  • Notia
    says: 4 years ago
    Force chrétienne
  • Mohammed Mustapha
    says: 4 years ago
    What's wrong with it if they're Muslims? Why do Christians always have problems about superstars being Muslims. You can go to hell if you hate them for being Muslims. The reality is that they are Muslims and you can't Change that. As for them, Allah will continue to bless them and make them excel in their carrier.
  • Jesus masterpiece
    says: 3 years ago
    Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven..no one can claim they worship God if not through Jesus Christ. Any religion that denies the death and resurection of Christ is antichrist so i dont blame muslims insulting christians. its funny how your prophet asks u to pray for him coz he dont know if he wil go to heaven.. while the same quran says Jesus is in heaven!! its also funny how muslims believe Jesus will come back and become a muslim.... before u insult me...just pray to God to show u the real God... salvation comes only through christ... may Jesus show yall the light...amen
  • Gambo
    says: 3 years ago
    I pity them, I only pray they accept Jesus into their lives before they die. Jesus is the only way to heaven whether you accept it or not.
  • Lionel
    says: 2 years ago
    Really? Well, although we have our own beliefs, cultural and moral values; we believe in the One True GOD. As Christians, we should pray for the salvation of their souls. I recommend this book for them:I DARED TO CALL HIM FATHER by Bilquis Sheikh with Richard H. Schneider. God bless us all!!!
  • Adams maimun
    says: 2 years ago
    May Allah punish Jesus masterpiece for wat he x saying.Aameen oooh.
  • No the truth
    says: 1 year ago
    First, find e real name n stop giving him names cos his parents did not give him dat name,( Jesus ) . To correct u, Muslims believe all e prophet cos dey r messages of ALLAH. U people keep on saying Jesus is e way e truth n d light yes he is, true we all believe but let me ask u at e tym of Moses who is e way e truth n e light, at e tym of Abraham who is e way e truth n e light. Plss Christians we only worship 1 Allah if u hit us u hit Allah. No e truth. Tanx !