The 53-year-old played down the comparisons, but highlighted that he scored his 24 goals in fewer games than his younger compatriot.

Jordan is currently one of Ghana’s best performers in Europe and has been scoring goals for fun at Crystal Palace.

The former Aston Villa marksman registered his eighth goal of the season last Saturday as Crystal Palace edged Watford 1-0 at the Selhurst Park.

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Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew

The goal has made him Ghana’s joint-highest scorer in Premier League history with 24 goals – a record he holds alongside Tony Yeboah.

Yeboah, though, scored his 24 Premier League goals in just 47 games during his two-year stint with Leeds United in the mid-1990s.

“If you compare my games to Jordan's, it tells you I had fewer games. I played 47 matches, scoring 24 goals in two and half years for Leeds United," Yeboah told Angel FM, as quoted by Goal.

“[The English Premier League] is not a small league but Jordan scoring 24 goals means that the future is bright for him despite playing more matches than me.”

Tony Yeboah
Tony Yeboah

Yeboah, however, backed Jordan to go ahead and surpass his own record to become Ghana’s highest scorer in Premier League history.

“Looking at his age, he can add more goals if he continues to play in the Premier League,” he said.

“But for now, if you compare my statistics with him, you can see some sort of differences between us.”