Andre Ayew Reveals Black Stars Captain Ambitions
Midfielder Andre Ayew has revealed his desire to become captain of the Black Stars sometime in the future.
The 22-year-old is currently out of the Ghana team for the opening 2014 World Cup qualifiers after recently undergoing surgery to fix a shoulder problem.
He led Ghana’ youth team, the Black Satellites to a historic World Cup feat in Egypt 2009 and has since been regarded as the heir apparent to the Black Stars’ captaincy.
The Marseille enforcer ended the speculations over his ambition to wear the captain’s armband of the Black Stars during a question and answer session with kids on the Diva Show on TV3 by confirming it will be a dream come true if he is made captain of the side.
“That is a dream and I have never hidden it from people,” he said.
“I had the opportunity to captain the U-20 team and it was great but for now we have a captain John Mensah who is a good leader.
“We don’t know what the future holds so we see.”
Ayew took temporal charge of the captaincy role during the quarter final game at the 2012 Nations Cup against Tunisia where his goal sent Ghana through to the semi finals.
Andre Ayew: Winning U-20 World Cup Is Happiest Moment In My Life
Andre Ayew says the happiest moment so far in his career is winning the U-20 World Cup in 2009.
The 22-year-old led the Black Satellites to Africa’s first World Cup feat in Egypt – a feat which catapulted the career of the son of legendary Abedi Pele and many of his colleagues to greater heights.
Eight members of that World conquering squad earned promotion to the Black Stars at the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola and eventually to the World Cup in South Africa.
They are now fast growing into the main nucleus of the senior national team as Ghana launches another bid for a third successive World Cup appearance.
And the Marseille midfielder says that moment where he held the World cup aloft was and is the greatest and happiest moment of his young career.
That feeling according to the talented Ayew surmounts the one he felt after being named BBc African Footballer of the Year and being shortlisted for the Caf African Player of the Year in 2011.
“My happiest moment is when we won the U-20 World Cup,” he said.
“From that moment I have never felt that better especially for my colleagues and the nation.”