Dede Ayew named Marseilles Player- of-the-Month

ANDRE Ayew has been named Olympique Marseille’s player of the month of February.

The 25-year-old beat Steve Mandanda and Jeremy Morel to the coveted the award.

Ayew swept 52% of the total votes cast by Les Olympians fans while Steve Mandanda received 15% and Jeremy Morel last with 11%.

The Ghanaian international scored twice in February in the games against Stade Reims and was target last Friday as Marseille threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at home to Caen.

After an early season disturbed by injuries, the 2010/11 Marseille player of the season is picking up his fine form.

Ayew will receive the award when Marseille play Toulouse on Friday.

*The General Secretary of the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) Mr. Abass Bah, is in Ghana on a familiarization visit to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Mr. Bah who arrived in Accra over the weekend, is in Ghana to study the operations of the GFA as part of the objectives of Gambia’s newly elected football executives to develop their human resource and other areas of the game.

“I am here to learn the best practices that the Ghana Football Association is doing in their football development and also because our two countries share the same official language and share a lot in common. In Gambia, we see Ghana as the success story when it comes to football”.

“In my two weeks stay here, I will study the GFA’s Administrative systems to understand how it operates in terms of managing football.”

“ I will work in the competitions department, technical department and will also look at the various FIFA Goal Projects to see how Ghana manages the FIFA Goal Projects they have received so that we can emulate Ghana’s example”, Mr. Bah told after his meeting with GFA General Secretary Mr. Emmanuel Gyimah.

He also reiterated the Gambian Football Federation’s gratitude for the role the GFA’s Technical Director Oti Akenteng played in helping them restructure their technical department.

“He was there to train our coaches for the CAF license because most of our coaches didn’t have that”, he added.

Yesterday he paid a working visit to a meeting of the FA Cup Committee where its chairman, mr J.Y. Appiah gave him a short briefing of the FACC’s work.

Mr. Bah will end his familiarization visit to the GFA on March 13 and return to assume his administrative duties in Gambia.

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