By Ian Hawkey
Jordan Ayew has enjoyed two promotions in the past few days. He has gone from Championship footballer in the English club game, to Premier League player, thanks to his winter window transfer from Aston Villa to Swansea City.
He approved the move from long distance and will hope his debut for his new club is delayed beyond this weekend.
That is because his other promotion was with his national team, Ghana, for whom he is doing duty in Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Last Sunday, as talks advanced towards fruition between Villa and Swansea, Jordan Ayew was zipping his way past two Congolese defenders to score the first Ghana goal in the 2-1 Nations Cup last-eight win that put the Black Stars into tonight’s semi-final in Franceville against Cameroon.
Ghana needed Jordan Ayew to produce something special like that, given that their leading striker and captain Asamoah Gyan was missing with injury.