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Sports News of Friday, 31 January 2020


It's not easy for Jordan Ayew because of comparison with famous dad - Cheikhou Kouyate

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Crystal Palace defender Cheikhou Kouyaté says Jordan Ayew's comparison with his famous dad Abedi Ayew Pele has made it difficult for the striker.

He says the 28-year-old works his sucks off to measure to the comparison of the three-time African footballer of the year.

Kouyaté scored his first goal for the club in the win over West Ham United on Boxing Day, although that was somewhat overshadowed by Ayew’s wonder-strike that was reminiscent of his father – the former Marseille and Ghana forward Abedi Pelé.

“His father is the best one,” Kouyaté told the Guardian. “Of all that generation … everyone knows him and everyone loves him.

"He is a legend. But it’s not easy if you have a famous dad – you have to be a good player otherwise it’s: ‘Pah, you are not as good as your father.’ The goal against West Ham, it was even better than his dad. Like Maradona.”