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Sports News of Monday, 30 July 2018

Source: SVTV

Andre Ayew's leadership skills are from Abedi Pele - Prince Tagoe

Former Black Stars and Hoffenheim striker, Prince Tagoe, has described Andre Ayew's leadership as a genetic he inherited from his father Abedi 'Pele' Ayew .

Andre Ayew's leadership qualities was noticed by many straight from the commencement of his career when he captained Ghana's U-20 side to win the Youth African Cup of Nations and later the glorious U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt after defeating Brazil in the final in 2009.

The son of the maestro Adebi Pele has risen within the ranks and has couched a style of play for himself which many have identified as a genetic endowment from his father.

In an exclusive interview with SVTV Africa, Prince Tagoe said he believes Andre has a gem which he inherited from his father at birth.

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

"But Andrew has something which is from birth, he has leadership qualities, trust me and forget about what people say that he is too know.

"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.

The former Black Stars forward added, "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. 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," the former Bussaspor forward told SVTV.

The former Tudu Mighty Jets and Hearts of Oak attacker revealed to SVTV how the presence of Abedi Pele has helped to shape the career of the new Fanebache player and at the right time, he would achieve heights Abedi Pele was unable to conquer.

"In life, we are all born in different ways, but when you are born and your father has certain things, he transfers it to you, we're your dad hasn't reached you can continue.

Wherever Dede would play whether Turkey or wherever, he can go to Saudi Arabia when the time comes it will happen," Tagoe said.

Prince Tagoe played with Andre Ayew for the Black Stars on a number of occasions during the 2010 World Cup and AFCON.