Ghana Black Stars captain, Andre Morgan Dede Ayew has been appointed captain of his club side, Swansea City.
Andre Ayew, who has been in tremendous form for the Welsh club, seems to have won over the love and admiration of his coach, Steve Cooper.
Speaking on his decision, Cooper was full of praise for the Black Stars captain, who has scored 5 goals already this season and put up a man of the match performance in their last outing.
Speaking on his decision, Cooper said;
I don’t think he has a best position. I think he can play in any of the front four positions, at nine, 10 or either side.”
“I think the key to it is getting him somewhere on the pitch where he can really make a difference. In the games he’s played wide right he could have scored in every game.
“He scored in four of them, including when he came back into the team in the League Cup against Northampton.
“He could have put us two up against Reading, he could have scored against Bristol City, he’s making those chances. So I think that’s the key to Andre, putting him in a place on the pitch where he can have the biggest impact.
“He is a goal threat, regardless of where he plays. We look at what it takes to win a game and then we try to put the players in the right positions that’s best to do that.
“We just hope he can stay in the form he’s in. He’s been a really positive influence around the group, he’s obviously a talented player and he’s motivated.
“He performs well himself but he gets the best out of others around him as well. He’s vice-captain, and that’s what you want from captains and vice-captains.”
Andre first joined Swansea in 2015 on a free transfer from Marseille. A season later, West Ham swooped in and signed the Ghanaian international for a then record fee.
Injures and a struggle to find form caused him to return to Swansea in January 2018.
He spent last season away on loan at Turkish club Fernabache but Andre has since returned to Swansea and is pulling the strings.