Black Stars skipper, Andre Ayew, has brushed aside remarks that his move to Al Sadd is a step down in his professional career.
Ayew joined the Qatari-based club at the start of the 2021/22 season after failing to renew his contract with English Championship side, Swansea City following the expiration of his deal. The 32-year-old put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club with an option for an additional year.
Following his move to Qatar, Ayew has faced many criticisms with some questioning the competitiveness of the Qatari Stars League, especially for his status as the captain of the national team.
But Ayew has defended his move to the club, emphasizing that it is a step in the right direction.
“No, I don’t agree [that a Black Stars captain should be playing in Europe]. I think when you are in Europe and you don’t know and haven’t played, yes, you always have that vision. I don’t blame those who have that vision,” the Black Stars captain told JoySports in an exclusive interview, which airs on Tuesday, April 19.
“I am very happy and it [transfer to Al Sadd] is not a step down [for me],” Ayew added.
Ayew has been directly involved in 19 goals in 24 games in his debut season at Al Sadd, with his side going on to win the Qatari Stars League for the 2021/22 season.