André Ayew and Jordan Ayew – collectively known as the Ayew Brothers – are currently playing for their home country, Ghana, at the ongoing AFCON 2017. They both scored at the quarter-final game against DR Congo, reaching the high points of their flawless performances in the tournament, and helping the Black Stars ease into the semi-finals.
Save for the fact that they are the only siblings playing in the competition, here are five others things you may or may not know about them:
They are the sons of Ghanaian football legend, Abedi Ayew
Abedi Ayew played at the highest level in Europe, where he was an attacking midfielder at Marseille. His talent led to Marseille winning the UEFA Champions League in 1992. He was named ‘Man of the Match’ in the final against AC Milan.
They are two of three brothers
The three brothers – André, Jordan and Ibrahim – all play professional football at the highest level. They are all doing well in Europe, just like their father did.
André Ayew is 27 years old
Eldest of the brothers, André, was born on December 17, 1989. He is based in London where he plays for West Ham United. He has previously played for Marseille and Lorient.
Jordan Ayew is 25 years old
Jordan was born on September 11, 1991. He plays for Aston Villa in the English Premiership. He has also previously played for Lorient, Marseille and Sochaux.
The Ayew Brothers moved to England in 2015
André was first to move to Swansea. Jordan followed suit with his movement to Aston Villa.