Jordan Ayew’s hope of making a claim at next year’s AFCON award shattered

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Ghana and Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has seen his hope of making a claim at next year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards shattered after the awards was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jordan Ayew has been exceptional for Crystal Palace this season, his astounding performances week in and week out has earned him plaudits across the world.

Ayew’s amazing form has seen him involved in almost 40% of Crystal Palace’s goals this season. He’s the club’s top scorer with 9 goals and he recently became Ghana’s highest scorer in Premier League history with 25 goals, overtaking Anthony Yeboah who has 24.

His performances has seen tipped to make a claim at next year’s African best award, but the decision to cancel the prestigious African award by CAF’s executive committee after a virtual meeting earlier today has dashed all those hopes away.

“Good afternoon to everyone and welcome to this press conference. I am particularly thinking about those whose families have been affected by the Corona Virus pandemic. We meet today from a distance. The last time we met was to celebrate the prestigious CAF Awards. Unfortunately the next edition has been canceled,” CAF President Ahmad told top African journalists during a virtual press conference.

The decision means that Sadio Mane remains as the reigning African men’s player of the year.

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