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Jordan Ayew Breaks Father’s Black Stars Goalscoring Record



Black Stars winger, Jordan Ayew marked a important milestone in his football career after superceding his father’s goal-scoring legacy for the senior national team of Ghana.

Jordan Ayew was on the scoresheet on Tuesday as the Black Stars recorded a well deserved 3-1 victory over Liberia at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Coming on as a substitute for Ernest Nuamah in the 62nd minute of the game, Jordan managed to find the back of the net on the 82nd minute.

This outstanding accomplishment propels the Crystal Palace attacker beyond his father, Abedi Pele, in the all-time goal scoring record for the Black Stars.

As it stands, Jordan Ayew can now boast of 20 goals joint with Sulley Muntari, Mohammed Polo and Wilberforce Mfum, a testament to his outstanding skill and relentless dedication on the field of play.

His father, Abedi Pele, said goodbye to international football after netting with 19 goals for the senior national side.

Abedi Pele scored a total of 19 goals making 73 appearances for the Black Stars before finally retiring, while Jordan Ayew has notched 20 goals in 92 appearances.

Aside beating his father’s all-time goalscoring record for the senior national team of Ghana, Jordan is now four goals behind his brother and Black Stars captain, Andre Dede Ayew who has scored 24 goals but is yet to retire.

In addition to this recent record, Jordan Ayew now stands as Ghana’s fourth-most capped player as far as playing for the Black Stars is concerned.

Meanwhile, former Black Stars striker and captain, Asamoah Gyan still holds the record for the highest number of goals scored for the Ghanaian team, amassing an impressive 51 goals in 109 appearances before calling it quit with international football.

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