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Jordan Ayew: Former Netherlands midfielder George Boateng calls for patience with Crystal Palace striker

The forward has received backing after his challenges in front of goal in the Black Stars’ recent matches

Dutch-born former Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng has urged Ghana to be more patient with Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, who has struggled for goals in recent times.

Ayew, 29, endured a frustrating 2020-21 campaign for club and country, drawing a deluge of criticism.

In his last games of the term, he drew blanks as Ghana faced Morocco and Cote d'Ivoire in international friendly matches.

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“People should be a little bit more helpful and support Jordan rather than criticise him because it’s not easy to play for a team such as Crystal Palace because you don’t have many opportunities to score goals," Boateng, born in Ghana, but who played international football for the Netherlands, told Citi TV.