Ghana Black Stars skipper, Andre Dede Ayew, says he has consistently been feeling the squeeze to perform since he was a youngster and it has become something typical for him, both at club level and nation.
The Swansea City attacker wore the armband and drove Ghana to brilliance at the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt–the first time an African nation lifted the prize.
At club level, the 31-year-old is the assisting captain of the Jack Army.
He expresses his dad, Abedi Pele’s illutrous carreer, has set enormous expectations on him and is glad to take the weight and permit youthful ones to succeed.
“I’ve generally had pressure, anticipation to convey and lead—since the time I was a child,” he told the club’s official site.
“My father was a standout amongst other African footballers to have ever played, so the consideration was then positioned on me when I was growing up.
“I’ve generally conveyed that pressure with me. I’ve had it all my profession, so I am glad to play that job on here in light of the fact that it takes the concentration and weight off the youthful players and let them flourish.
“I captained Ghana at under-20 level, I wore the band at Marseille a couple of times, and clearly now for Ghana’s senior group so I have great experience to give to the youthful folks in the group.
“I truly appreciate it here in Swansea—here and in the pitch. It is far less stressful here.”