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Ghana's striking conundrum - Ayew to miss out on World Cup?


Owusu Ansah Doe


Ghana and on-loan Marseille forward, Jordan Ayew is set to miss out on the plane to next summer's World Cup slated for Brazil this year, following a persistent decrease in form for both club and country.

The 22-year old forward switched fortunes in January to Sochaux, a French first tier division club, but has since made an infinitesimal impact adding to the club's exacerbation on the league log.

The younger brother of André Ayew also of Marseille, has since found the back of the net on one occasion but subsequently marred it with a sending-off in last week's league game against Monaco.

A replica of such misfiring state has been exhibited in Ghana colours aplenty - scoring just two goals in as many games - with the latest of the series - an unconvincing display against Montenegro during the International Friendlies in midweek.

The young forward has come under heavy chastisement from all and sundry over his abysmal display ahead of the Mundial. None other but the coach of Black Stars, Akwesi Appiah is said to be contemplating on dropping the forward for in-formed Seidu Bancey of local side Asante Kotoko.

Bancey leads the goal king race on the local front with an average of 0.77 goals per game though he has played 7 games less. The lethal forward has scored 10 goals in 13 games for the Porcupine Warriors and
has contributed half of his side's 30 league goals this campaign (assists inclusive).

The former Dwarfs FC forward is said to be in line for a surprise ticket to Brazil by Coach Appiah, although, he is yet to receive a debut for the side. However, he has a handful of caps with the local Black Stars - the CHAN side and has propelled his club side to the apex of the league log with a whooping 12 points gap between the second placed team - Hearts of Oak.

His speculated inclusion in the side  sooner than later, could dim the chances of Jordan Ayew - perhaps earning the final berth in the attacking trio for World Cup - with captain Asamoah Gyan and Majid Warris already in the good books of the coach.






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