Black Stars: Jordan Ayew Is The Most In-Form Player In Africa, Scores 8 Goals In 5 Matches

Black Stars: Jordan Ayew Is The Most In-Form Player In Africa, Scores 8 Goals In 5 Matches

  • Jordan Ayew was the man of the match in the Black Stars' game against the Central African Republic
  • He scored three goals to secure Ghana the all-important win against the CAR at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium
  • His hat-trick takes his tally for the Black Stars in 2024 to eight goals in five matches, making him the most in-form player in Africa at the moment

Jordan Ayew is gradually winning the hearts and minds of Ghanaian football fans with his recent performances for the Black Stars.

The Crystal Palace forward has been in fine form since the beginning of this year, scoring in all the matches he's played for the Black Stars.

Jordan Ayew is the most in-form player in Africa
Jordan Ayew, Black Stars and Crystal Palace forward. Photo credit: Getty Images
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Jordan Ayew's hat-trick against the Central African Republic on matchday 4 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers takes his total tally to eight goals in five matches for the Black Stars in 2024.

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This makes Jordan arguably the most in-formed football forward on the African continent for 2024 at the national level.

In January, the Black Stars forward scored twice against Mozambique in a 2-2 draw at the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations held in Cote d'Ivoire.

He also scored one goal each against Nigeria and Uganda in two international friendly matches in March this year.

On matchday 3 of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mali in Bamako on Thursday, June 6 2024, Jordan Ayew came off the bench to grab the winner in stoppage time for the Black Stars.

The three goals against the CAR on Monday make him the current top-scoring African forward.

This video, shared by @ourafricanfootball on TikTok, throws more light on Jordan Ayew's performance for the Black Stars this year:

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Black Stars defeat CAR

The Black Stars defeated the CAR 4-3 in a cagey encounter at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Jordan Ayew scored the opener through a penalty in the sixth minute to put the Blacks ahead, but the CAR fought back for an equaliser in the 11th minute and scored another in the 41 minutes of the game, ending the first half 1-2 in their favour.

In the 60th minute of the second half, however, Jordan Ayew found the back of the CAR net again to change the scoreline to 2-2. Two minutes later, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku also registered his name on the scoresheet to reclaim the lead for the Black Stars in the 62nd minute.

As the CAR team kept digging for an equaliser, Jordan Ayew scored his third goal in the 69th minute to make the score 4-2 in favour of the Black Stars.

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However, the CAR side pulled one back in the dying embers of the game to send the final scoreline to 4-3 in favour of the Black Stars.

This crucial win sends the Black Stars to the zenith of Group I with nine points while Madagascar sits in second place with six points after matchday 4 of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Comoros occupies the third spot with six points, while Mali and CAR occupy fourth and fifth, respectively, with four points each. Chad, however, sits comfortably in the sixth position with zero points in four matches.

Ghanaians react as Jordan Ayew reaches 100th cap

Meanwhile, in an earlier YEN.com.gh story, Crystal Palace player Jordan Ayew reached his 100th cap for Ghana's senior national team.

Despite playing in his favoured position, Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew has demonstrated his willingness to adapt to multiple roles within the national squad.

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Ghanaians reacted after Ghana defeated the Central African Republic in the World Cup qualifiers.

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Salifu Bagulube Moro Salifu Bagulube Moro is a Human Interest Editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2018, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Journalism. Salifu previously worked with Opera News as a Content Management Systems (CMS) Editor. He also worked as an Online Reporter for the Ghanatalksbusiness.com news portal, as well as with the Graphic Communications Group Limited as a National Service Person. Email: salifu.moro@yen.com.gh.

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