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Accra Taught Me To Be Disciplined And Humble – Jordan Ayew



Salient Black Stars winger and Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has described Accra as his “home” and stated that growing up in the capital city of Ghana taught him to be disciplined and humble.
Jordan was born in Marseille, France, but spent a lot of time with his grandparents in the capital city of Ghana, Accra.
Throwing more light on his childhood,
the 31-year-old Ghanaian player said growing up in Accra taught him the basics of life and he will always relish going back.
According to Jordan, the family system in Accra, where each and everyone feels the need to help raise kids, even if they’re not related, shaped his childhood and adult life.
“I grew up with my grandparents. I can’t speak highly enough of Accra. It’s home for me, and I learned a lot of things – the basics in life: being disciplined and humble,” he narrated.
“You get advice from your family, but also from people in the neighbourhood. They would tell me when I was not doing the right thing. It’s a different mentality compared to Europe” he added.
“It’s helped shape who I am today. These are the people who started with me from the bottom, my real friends, and I always love going back to see them” he concluded.

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