Andre Dede Ayew becomes Swansea City vice-captain for 2019-2020 season

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 13: Andre Ayew of Swansea City celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Swansea City and Northampton Town at the Liberty Stadium on August 13, 2019 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Andre Ayew has been impressive on and off the pitch for Swansea city this season after joining Steven Cooper’s side back from his loan move to Fenerbahçe. The Ghanaian International has been a revelation to Swansea City’s fine form to the start of this season’s Championship- currently sitting fourth position on the league log.

The former West Ham player has been involved in 8 goals in all competitions out of 18 games for the Swans, scoring 5 goals and making 3 assists to his name.

The captain of the Black Stars of Ghana  is known for his eye-catching leadership qualities both on and off the pitch where he has for most of the times caught on camera encouraging his teammates even when things are simply bad for his side.

Andre Ayew commends a huge respect in club and national team dressing rooms including that of Swan City, and Swans boss Steve Cooper on Friday morning has named their club record signing as the assistant captain of the club.

Ayew’s appointment is nothing a surprise to Swansea City technical bench as Steve Cooper’s side have been under series of changes in leadership of the playing-body since last season.

Cooper handed Swans’ armband to Matt Grimes during the start of this season before naming Andre Ayew today as Grimes’s assistant.

Cooper when speaking to the Swans’ official site after announcing Ayew as the vice captain of his club praised the qualities and impact the Ghanaian has brought onto Swansea players.

“Andre is a senior figure and a very positive influence around the group,” said Cooper.

“We are very lucky, we have players like Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Kyle Naughton too.

“We know there is a bit of a status to being captain or vice-captain, but we do have senior figures in the squad.

“Andre has got the attributes to lead, and he does it well through good and bad moments and long may that continue”.

The Black Stars skipper is not only known for his encouragements but is also matured in giving good advise to his teammates as confirmed by his manager. Cooper highlighted the appointment of Ayew would benefit skipper Grimes who has worn the armband for close to five months without a vice before Ayew’s appointment.

“It’s good for Matt as well to have players like Andre, Wayne and Nathan around him.

“Matt has thrived in the role, there is no doubt about it. But I know he is open-minded enough to seek advice and I know those boys will give it to him in a constructive and helpful manner.

“Andre is a good role model and leader, I think there is a good culture here everyone helps each other but pushes each other. That’s a good thing.”

Dede Ayew has netted 3 Championship goals for Swansea City so far, and hopes of adding to his tally this weekend as Swansea City travel to the DW Stadium on Saturday early kick-off to face Wigan.

 

 

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