Rahim Ayew, the oldest son of Ghana football legend Abedi Ayew Pele, has backed Jordan Ayew to be made the deputy captain of the senior men’s national team.

Jordan Ayew, 28, hogged the headlines when he gazumped three awards at the Crystal Palace Awards night show following a spectacular display of form for the Eagles in the just ended campaign.

His achievements have been widely praised including Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor.

Rahim, who played seven times for the Black Stars told Accra-based Adom TV, that Jordan should be the next captain or vice captain however he accepted that the final decision lies in the hands of C.K. Akonnor.

“What I know personally, apart from Dede [Andre Ayew] and Jonathan Mensah, I think Jordan should be the next captain because he has been there for long, but the coach has the power to decide.

“However, I feel he deserves to be the assistant captain for now, because has the character and he is a leader as well,” Rahim said.

Jordan made his debute for the Black Stars in 2010 against Swaziland.

He has since amass 61 caps and scored 17 goals in the process.

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