Captain of Ghana’s senior national team, Andre Dede Ayew has been appointed the deputy captain of Swansea football club by his coach, Steve Cooper.
Cooper praised the impact Ayew has made since returning from the African Cup of Nations duty late in the summer.
“Andre is a senior figure and a very positive influence around the group. We are very lucky, we have players like Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Kyle Naughton too. We know there is a bit of status to being captain or vice-captain, but we do have senior figures in the squad.”
We are very lucky, we have players like Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Kyle Naughton too.
“We know there is a bit of 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. It’s good for Matt as well to have players like Andre, Wayne and Nathan around him.”
“Andre is a good role model and leader, I think there is a good culture here where everyone helps each other but pushes each other. That’s a good thing.”
Andre has stuck with the team despite being relegated to the championship and has been key with vital goals this season.
We can tell his leadership qualities have been with since he started his professional career, having captained Ghana’s U-20 side before earning promotion as the captain of Back Stars earlier this year.