Andre Ayew, signs a two-year deal
Black Stars captain Andre Ayew, also known as Dede, has targeted winning titles including the Asian Champions League with his new club Al Sadd as his priority.
Last week, the Qatari side unveiled the Swansea ace as their new player after signing a two-year lucrative deal ($200,000 a month).
The former West Ham man told the Asian outfit’s website, “My goal is to win titles, make the fans happy, strive hard and try to win the AFC Champions League.”
He added, “I am very happy and proud to be a member and player of Al Sadd Club, an important moment for me and my family, because of what Al Sadd club has given my family in the past, so when the club offered me a contract I agreed directly and I am sure we will win more championships.
“There are certainly great memories I got from my father during his time playing with Al Sadd in the past, he told me a lot about Al Sadd and Qatar.”
And responding to how conversant he is with his new play mates he stated, “I know Baghdad Bounedjah with success and which I played against him in Africa as well as Akram Afif, Hassan Al Haydos and Saad Al Dosari I know them well with the Qatari team, and The Spaniard Santi Cazorla during his time playing in the English League, and I hope to be a big supporter for them in the upcoming benefits.”
The 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup winner is expected to join his new mates for pre-season soon before the Xavi men club heads for Spain.
Al Sadd have fallen short in continental competitions with their last success coming 10 years ago, have however dominated the domestic scene since 2017.
Elated Dede, who would be earning more than $200,000 a month, was accompanied by his father, Abedi Ayew Pele who incidentally spent a year spell at Al Sadd at the beginning of his career on foreign land.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum