andre ayew’s leadership is genetic – prince tagoe

12:31    30 Jul 2018

Ghana star Andre Ayew
Former Ghana striker Prince Tagoe says Andre Ayew’s leadership is genetic and inherited from his father Abedi Pele.

Ayew will be able to put his leadership qualities on display at his new club, Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce.

The Black Stars attacker sealed a season-long loan move to the Istanbul-based side from EFL Championship club Swansea City late last week.

The 28-year-old famously captained Ghana’s U-20 team to youth World Cup glory in 2009.

Speaking with SVTV Africa, Tagoe has revealed the influence of Ayew’s father in the player’s career.

"With Andre, he has been on top of his game for years now, we all know what he can do,” said Tagoe.

He added, "When I was in Madina coast football, when he was young, his dad used to bring him to play and he's been like that.

"If you want to know the best team in Ghana, the youth team U-20 our time was the best.

"Even U-23 we have Asamoah Gyan, Anthony Annan and the rest but we couldn't reach anywhere. He came, we went to Africa, he won.

"We went to the World Cup, he won and brought the cup to Ghana, so it is by birth."

Tagoe continued, "We have certain things you can't take it from anybody, it's from his father to him and I believe he still has that thing.”

Ayew’s first chance to star for Fenerbahce in a competitive game will arrive next Tuesday when they play Benfica away in a UEFA Champions League qualifier.

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