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‘Toppling Tony Yeboah’s goal-scoring record is a great achievement’ – Jordan Ayew

Crystal Palace and Black Stars forward, Jordan Ayew, believes it is a great honour to become the highest goal-scoring Ghanaian in the English Premier League after beating Tony Yeboah’s long standing record.

Yeboah, who featured for Leeds United in the 90’s scored 24 goals in three seasons in the EPL which has stayed on till now.

Jordan, 28, scored in a 0-2 win over AFC Bournemouth last month to surpass Yeboah to become the highest Ghanaian goal scorer in the EPL with 25 goals.

Jordan Ayew (in red and blue scarlet) being tackled by Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka

“Tony Yeboah is massive, maybe the best striker of all-time in Ghana,” he told Skysports.

“So to beat his total and get to 25 goals in the Premier League is a great achievement for me and my family.”

“When I’m on the pitch, I always give 100 per cent,” he says.

“If I can trackback, I will trackback. Even if I had to play in goal, I would.”

“I just want to make sure my teams wins, and I will do anything I can to help make that happen. If I do it and the team wins, I come home and I smile.

“People tell me that I don’t have the killer instinct or aggressiveness in front of goal. But I am in a team where we need to work for each point.

“I can’t just stand upfront and wait for the ball and try to take people on and shoot. There are other things I need to do and I enjoy doing them.”


By: Kofi Amoah
Twitter: @milikykophy

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