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Sports News of Friday, 29 September 2017

Source: whufc.com

Andre Ayew hungry for victory over brother Jordan

Andre Ayew hungry for victory over brother Jordan

September 29, 2017 EDMUND GYIMAH Ghana's forward Andre Ayew (L) and Ghana's forward Jordan Ayew take part in a training session in Port-Gentil on January 18, 2017, during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in Gabon. / AFP / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Ham United’s Ghana forward welcomes his younger sibling to London Stadium this weekend, with sibling bragging rights as well as Premier League points at stake.

Andre and Jordan have faced one another in both French and English football, with both tasting success, while the famous sons of African footballing legend Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew have lined up together for Ghana nearly 50 times.

For the Hammers No20, the brothers’ latest footballing showdown also means a full house and, he hopes, a tasty celebration meal on Saturday evening.

“As usual, any time I play against my little brother, the whole family is up to it,” Andre told the Official Matchday Programme. “Everyone comes over, the whole family, whether it’s in London or in Swansea, so now we’re playing at home first, so it’s going to be good. Most importantly, we need the points.

“Our paths cross a lot, because most of the time we’ve played in the same league, so we’ve been lucky enough to play versus one another, and also together for Marseille and in the national team too.

“Not a lot of brothers have the chance to feel what we are experiencing, so I feel we are blessed and our family is blessed. Football has given us so much, so we just need to give back to the game.” To read the revealing feature-length interviews with Andre and Jordan Ayew, order your copy of Saturday’s 100-page Official Matchday Programme here.

Issue four of the 2017/18 season also contains an in-depth interview with cover star Jose Fonte, Carlton Cole’s hilarious West Ham Scrapbook, Marko Arnautovic’s hip-hop and reggaetón Playlist and Michail Antonio’s FIFA 18 review.

With exclusive columns penned by Slaven Bilic, Mark Noble, David Gold and Tony Cottee, and interviews with famous fans Essex Cricket star Varun Chopra and Cleveland Browns linebacker Joe Schobert and much, much more, Saturday’s Official Matchday Programme is not to be missed!