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Andre Ayew Hits Brace On Swansea Return In 3-1 Win Over Northampton

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It was a dream return for Ghananian international and Black Stars captain, Andre Dede Ayew as he hit a brace for Swansea City in their 3-1 win over Northampton in the Caraboa Cup on Tuesday night.

The visitors took a deserved lead in the 61st minute with Matt Warburton’s low finish.

That sparked Swansea into life as Andre Ayew headed them level in the 80th minute with his first goal for the club since May 2016.

George Byers’ strike from the edge of the area put them ahead three minutes later before Ayew nodded in his second.

Swansea’s late surge brought relief to the Liberty Stadium crowd, who had been getting twitchy after watching their side – showing 11 changes from Saturday’s Championship draw at Derby – struggle against a Northampton team with seven changes from their draw with Port Vale.

The final 10 minutes offered encouragement for Swans head coach Steve Cooper, with a lively debut from substitute forward Jordon Garrick and a promising cameo from Ayew.

As one of the club’s highest earners, the former West Ham United and Marseille player had been expected to leave this summer.

But, with no clubs showing interest at the moment, the 29-year-old Ghana forward has been welcomed back into the Swansea fold and he could yet prove to be a valuable asset in the Championship.

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.com. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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