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Soccer News of Friday, 31 October 2014

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Andre Ayew captains Marseille in defeat

Ghana winger Andre Ayew was handed the Olympique Marseille captaincy on Wednesday night but they suffered elimination from the Coupe de la Ligue competition after losing 2-1 against Stade Rennes.

With substantive captain Steve Mandanda dropped to the bench and young keeper Brice Samba replacing him, the 24-year-old Ghanaian was given the armband and he showed leadership by assisting the first goal at the Route de la Lorient.

But things turned from good to bad for Marseille as they lost Brice Dja DjeDje to red card and the host equalised before eventually taking the lead to win the tie.

Andre was rumoured to be handed the Marseille captaincy by manager Marcelo Bielsa but he was not given the armband and has been rumoured to be heading towards the Marseille exit door in January when the transfer window opens.

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