Swansea attacking midfielder Andre Ayew believes his father Abedi Ayew Pele is more skillful on the field than Nigerian
legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha.
Ayew who while speaking on Starr FM Accra disclosed he was not in a hurry to become the captain of the Black Stars
however disclosed he was disappointed that Okocha never won the African Footballer of the Yea award.
Ayew has two brothers playing football, Ibrahim and Jordan, gushed during the interview about his father’s abilities and
how he shades it above Okocha on the subject of the more skilful player between the two midfield wizards.
“He showed a lot of technique and a lot of finesse in his game,” Ayew said during an interview on a Ghanaian programme
“And also I saw all his games, I also saw Jay Jay Okocha; he was my generation. It’s sad that he never won the African
best player; football is like that.”
Ayew who came third behind Pierre Emerick-Aubamayang and Yaya Toure in January’s African Footballer of the Year award held in Abuja, Nigeria, has been a full international for Ghana since 2008 and has earned over 65 caps.
At youth level, he starred for and captained the under-20 team that won both the 2009 African Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He has played in two FIFA World Cups (2010 and 2014), as well as four Africa Cup of Nations (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015), helping them finish runner-up in 2010 and 2015, and was Top Goalscorer at the latter.