Dede Explains Swansea Stay

Andre Ayew Dede 

Andre Ayew Dede has revealed that Black Stars head coach Kwasi Appiah had a role to play in his decision to stay at Swansea this season.

The 29-year-old says he spoke to Appiah before pledging his future with the Championship club despite offers from several clubs in top European leagues.

According to Ayew, representing the senior national team is “very important” and did not want to take any decision that would affect his chances.

“He[Kwesi Appiah] said,’It’s a very good league and if that’s your decision I am okay as long as you are fit and you do what you have always done with the national team’,” Ayew explained in an interview with BBC.

“That was important because the national team is very, very important for me.

“I have always represented my country with a lot of honour and a lot of pride. I am very proud of where I am from and of what any Ghanaian is doing. We have always tried to raise the flag really high.”

Ayew has been capped 84 times by Ghana since his debut in 2007 and has scored 15 goals.

He was Ghana’s captain at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.