Black Stars coach Otto Addo has clearly stated the important role of Jordan Ayew in the Black Stars team during a prematch conference ahead of the decisive crunchy encounter between Nigeria and Ghana of the FIFA World Cup playoff at Abuja on Tuesday.
Moniksmediagh.com understands Jordan was booed by Ghanaian fans when he was substituted late in the first leg in Kumasi.
When the four times AFCON champions, interim coach was asked how Jordan feels ahead of tomorrow’s clash after that unexpected scene at Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Otto Addo made a strong stance for the battling Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew
“The boos were for me I think, because I decided to play him, Is my choice whether to come on pitch or not, so if anyone want to say something, he say it to me I don’t have problem with that” – Otto Addo
He further educated fans on the technical abilities and roles of under fire Jordan Ayew, both on and off the pitch
“There was not a more of offense, if you see what Jordan did the first time, he did best defensively, calculating and running for others, holding the ball and not losing the ball, this tells you he is a leader”
Otto Addo drew fans attention on how experience Jordan is in terms of World Cup tournaments
“He is a leader of our team, he’s the only player that has gone to the world cup before, we need his experience, which is given to the young players on and off the pitch”
“Football is so complex, is not just about scoring goals, it is also about making assist, leading and also about working defensively” – Black Stars Coach Otto Addo.
Jordan Ayew made 46 touches, 96% pass accuracy and won 3 fouls against Nigeria in Kumasi. Jordan will aiming at end his goal drought in tomorrow’s game against Nigeria at 5PM GMT.