Jordan Ayew captains Black Stars for the first time in his international career

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew captained Ghana for the first time as the African giants have to wait a little longer to secure qualification to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after losing 1-0 to Sudan in Omdurman on Tuesday.The 29-year-old was handed the leadership duties in the absence of his brother Andre Ayew and his two assistants Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori.Despite not being the longest serving member of the current squad, coach Charles “CK” Akonnor opted to hand the Crystal Palace striker the armband.This is massive show of confidence in the leadership qualities of the former Swansea City striker – who has flourished since returning to Selhurst Park.This is the first time that a father and two of his sons have captained the Black Stars.Jordan’s famous father Abedi Pele captained the Black Stars between 1992-1998.His first son Andre Ayew- who is the current leader of the team, has been captain since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, replacing the country’s all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan.The mantle has now fallen on Jordan – who has been chosen ahead of Metz captain John Boye – who staged a return to the team for the first time in almost two years.Jordan continues the family tree after being named the captain of the four-time African champions.