Drogba Calls Dede Ayew

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 Source: Ghana sports

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to Congratulate Black Satellites

Ivorian international Didier Drogba has called to congratulate Ghana captain Andrea Dede Ayew on his success as the captain of Ghana’s Under 20 world cup winning team. In a short telephone conversation with Dede, Drogba was reported to have praised the young chap and urged him on the forge ahead for greater laurels.

The relationship between the pair dates back to Drogba’s days at Olymphique Marseille when Dede then was playing for the junior team. As an inspirational captain of the Black Satellites (the Ghana u-20 side), Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew has inspired his colleagues by cheering them up when their morale is down. He powered the Satellites into the quarter finals with an equalizer from a well crossed free-kick in the 32’ minute after the South Africa ‘Amajitas’ had taken the lead.

He inspired the Black Satellites to a well deserved 4-0 win over England in Ismalli, Egypt during the second group match at the Under 20 World Cup summing a good display with a cracker of a shot in the 57’ minute of the match.

Andre Ayew created history on Friday October 16 2009, becoming the first African captain to hold aloft an international World title at all levels. Ghana beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. In a related development, Dede left Ghana last Tuesday evening to continue his professional career.

Source: Ghana sports