Ayew’s penalty rescues a point for Swansea


Andrew Ayew continued playing a vital role for Swansea City in the English Championship.

The Ghanaian attacker played the entire 90 minutes for the Welsh club as they came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Blackburn Rovers away from home on Tuesday night.

Swansea took the lead through Bradley Dack in the 37th minute of the game before the former Olympique Marseille star equalised from the penalty spot just before half time to earn the visitors a very precious point as they push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Ayew has started the new year on a high for the Swans having scored three goals in 2021. This was his 14th strike this season. Coach Steve Cooper has converted the 31-year-old to an out and out forward and plays him up front alongside Jamal Lowe with Conor Courihane providing the creative spark behind the front two.

Cooper’s side maintained third spot on the log with 66 points from 24 games. They are level on points with Watford, but the latter has a better goal difference. Norwich City is 10 points clear at the top of the Championship table and look on course to clinch the title just a season after being relegated from the Premier League.

Last season, Swansea came close to promotion, but fell to Brentford FC in the semi-final of the promotion play-offs.

Next up for the Swans is Luton Town away from home on Saturday afternoon and the Ghanaian captain will hope to continue his form.

Coach Charles Akonnor will be pleased to see his star man hitting the back of the net frequently, but It is still unclear whether the attacker will be able to join the Black Stars for the upcoming camp.

Ghana travels to South Africa to take on Bafana Bafana for a 2021 Afcon qualifier, but with the Cosafa nation part of the UK’s red list travel ban countries, Ayew might not make be allowed to travel with the squad for the clash.

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By Prince Sobayeni 

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