If there is one player who has a lot to prove, it is Olympique Marseille’s Andre Dede Ayew,the son of African football great, Abedi Pele Ayew.

The latter is a three-time African Footballer of Year award winner whose career has been nothing but impressive.

For Dede, his story has been a good one as well, with momentum of a successful career building with each performance he puts on.

Undoubtedly, the Ghanaian is following in his father’s footsteps. His leadership is often seen on the field of play as he cheers his teammates when the going gets tough.

He has captained the Ghana U/20 team that hoisted the 2009 African Youth Championships as well as the FIFA U/20 World Cup in the same year. His inspiration and charisma to the youth earned him a place in the senior national team, with whom he contested the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

In 2011, Dede was awarded the BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

With his work rate, Brazil can only help elevate on his superb performances and achievements.

– By Tshepo Tsheole