Black Stars captain Andre Ayew leaves Al Sadd by mutual consent

Ghanaian forward Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew has left his Qatari club Al Sadd by mutual termination.

Andre Ayew for Ghana

The Black Stars captain’s contract with the club was expected to expire in June this year, however, both parties have agreed to end it early.


In a tweet by the club, it said: “Al-Sadd SC has reached an agreement with Andre Ayew to terminate his contract with the club by mutual consent”.

Andre Ayew joined the club as a free agent in 2021 after leaving English side Swansea City.

Relatedly, former Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has defended his decision to strip Asamoah Gyan off the captaincy and give it to Andre Ayew.


Appiah, who was the national team coach at the time, made the veteran striker the general captain while picking Andre Ayew as his new skipper.

The decision did not enthuse Gyan, who announced his retirement from the national team, but made a U-turn following President Akufo-Addo’s intervention.

“I thought he had captained the team for eight years and I felt he had done more than enough for Ghana. I told him to join me and let us handle the team,” Appiah explained.

“He didn’t agree but if you don’t do what is right, that is my belief, if you are not sincere to yourself and try to massage issues because this is my friend or this is my son, you’ll never get results or you’ll not be successful in what you want to do.


“For me, that tournament, that’s the more reason why I took him.”

Meanwhile, Gyan recently disclosed that Appiah apologised after stripping him of the Black Stars captaincy.


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