Ghanaian forward Jordan Ayew has confidently expressed his desire to accumulate more caps for the Black Stars, emphasizing that he considers himself still youthful in his career.
Leading Ghana to a 2-1 victory over the Central African Republic in their final 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday, September 7, the Crystal Palace forward demonstrated his commitment to the national team.
Having recently been voted Crystal Palace’s Player of the Month for August, Ayew completed the full match, earning his 91st cap for the Black Stars since making his debut in 2010.
He acknowledged that reaching this milestone at the age of 30 was unexpected, but he firmly believes that he has more games to contribute to Ghana, underscoring his determination and commitment to the team.
“I’m surprised because I did not even know. It is a proud moment and achievement and I’m still young. I want to keep going and even at club level because I feel fit and strong and I know I still have more years to come”, he said in a post-match interview.
“It is best to start the national team very early and I still have more years. It is very positive and I want to thank all the managers who were here in the past and now for the confidence and I need to keep going”, he added.
Jordan has 19 goals for the Black Stars and has gone on to represent the nation in two FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2022), as well as five Africa Cup of Nations (2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021), helping them finish runners-up in 2015.
At club level, Jordan is yet to find the back of the net for The Eagles but has contributed two assists in four games in the 2023/24 season.