Andre Ayew, the captain of the Black Stars, has expressed his admiration for Ghana football and dismissed claims of its decline. While some Ghanaians have voiced concerns about the state of football in the country, Ayew believes that Ghanaian football is progressing and urged his fellow citizens to continue supporting it.
Ayew emphasized his support for the domestic top-flight league and shared his personal connection to it. As a child, he dreamt of playing in the Premier League and has always been a fan of it. He acknowledged the advancements in Ghanaian football, such as the ability to watch live games on mobile phones. Ayew mentioned following the progress of RTU, an important club to him, and praised the accessibility that allows him to stay connected to Ghanaian football while abroad.
According to Ayew, the progress made in the league and its surrounding infrastructure is encouraging. He hopes that this positive trajectory continues and that more steps are taken to support Ghanaian football. Ayew called on Ghanaians to get involved by watching the Premier League, reigniting their love for the sport in their nation. He emphasized the importance of unity and support among former players, current players like himself, and the younger generation.
“I have always, not from today, since I was a kid, I have always been a fan of our Premier League. It is a league I personally admire because when I was a kid I dreamt of playing in the Premier League”
“I think Ghana football is progressing, we are able to watch the games on phones live, I’m able to watch RTU, that’s another important club for me. I’m personally able to follow what’s happening in our football and that is great”
“Being outside and for me to be able to follow the league I want to, if I don’t have a training and a game and there is a game I want to watch, maybe I want to watch RTU, Kotoko, Hearts of Oak or any team, I’m able to watch and that is a great achievement and it helps the local players to also profile themselves”
“So for me, I think the league has progressed and the infrastructural around it is progressing and hope that it continues like that and that we can even take more steps to help our football. Let’s get involve watching the Premier League, bring back the love to this lovely football nation and we are all behind supporting, former players, players playing now like myself and younger once coming, lets support each other, let the love come together and let make it a great league in our country
Ayew’s endorsement of the Ghana Premier League is expected to boost the profile of the domestic competition, which has struggled to attract significant attention in recent times.
As of now, Ayew is a free agent after his six-month contract with Nottingham Forest expired, making his support for Ghanaian football even more meaningful.