Jordan Ayew’s goal against Japan equals Abedi Pele’s record for Ghana

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The striker finally equalled the number of goals scored by his father for the Black Stars with a wonderful finish against Japan

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew was on target against Japan when Black Stars lost 4-1 in the semifinals of the 2022 Kirin Cup on Friday.

The 31-year-old was handed a starting place upfront alongside his brother Andre Ayew who captained the team.

Ayew then latched onto a pass from Antwi Agyei and powerfully sent in a shot to bring Ghana level on the stroke of half time.

The goal meant that the Crystal Palace striker has scored his first goal for Ghana in 2022 and only his second goal on international duties since 2020.

However, in spite of his recent poor goalscoring record, Ayew has taken his tally to 19 goals since making his debut for Ghana in 2010.

Ayew’s best scoring moment for Ghana was in 2015 where he netted five goals in 14 games.

He is now on the same number of goals with his father – Abedi Ayew Pele – who also scored 19 goals after 73 games for Ghana before finally going on retirement.

Meanwhile, Ayew’s senior brother Andre Ayew boasts of 25 goals for Ghana after 106 caps

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