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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 May 2020


Ayew family believes more in luck than talent - Sola Ayew

The Ayew brothers The Ayew brothers

Sola Ayew, Uncle of Black Stars players Andre and Jordan Ayew, has posited that luck plays a prominent role in making a footballer’s career flourish; and that’s the axiom of the Ayew Family.

The Ayews remain an enviable football brand in Ghana due to their immense contribution to the game.

The legendary Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ is the family’s trailblazer; whereas the likes of Kwame Ayew, Rahim Ayew, Andrew Ayew and Jordan Ayew-all members of the family- have gone on to represent Ghana at the international level.

In fact they remain the family to have contributed most players for Ghana at the FIFA world cup since the Black Stars first qualified to participate in 2006.

Speaking in an interview with Light FM Sports, Sola Ayew marvelled at how much esteem football has brought the family and expressed profound appreciation to God.

“We don’t know how to thank God. People travel from outside just to see the house that we were born in” he said.

“The utmost moment is when our family got represented by 3 players at the World Cup; it is something that we cannot describe”

Sola Ayew has remarked that despite the abundance of football talents in the family, their belief is that luck plays a chief role in deciding on how one’s career will pan out.

“Our understanding in football as Ayew Family, we believe luck plays 75% and 25% with the person’s talent” he remarked.