It’s always a delight to see siblings playing for the same football team. It’s often rare but not uncommon to see brothers representing the same and helping to achieve the same goal.
In Ghana, we are conversant with the Ayew brothers playing for the Black Stars.
However, others too have had their share of this intriguing tradition, including the father of Dede and Andre Ayew, the legendary Abedi Pele, and their uncle Kwame Ayew.
1. Ben Kayode And Dan Kayode
The Kayode brothers were part of the successful Black Stars attack team that dominated the African continent in the late 70s and early 80s. Daniel was part of the team that won the 1978 AFCON and Ben was an AFCON winner in 1982 and also participated in the 1984 competition.
2. Joe Addo And Simon Addo
The Addo brothers played for the Ghana national team in the 1990s. Joe Addo was the first to play for the senior national team. Simon Addo, the former Goldfields and Ghapoha goalkeeper also had the opportunity to play for the national team in the 1994 and 1996 AFCONs.
3. Richard Kingson And Laryea Kingston
The Kingson brothers are also one of Ghana’s most successful football families. Richard Kingston, popularly known as Olele was one of the Black Stars’ best shot-stoppers.
His junior brother, Laryea Kingston scored six times in 41 appearances for Ghana.
4. Asamoah Gyan And Baffour Gyan
Baffour Gyan who is six years older than played for Ghana from 2001 to 2008. He and Gyan were paired a few times for the Black Stars, particularly during the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.
Asamoah Gyan, 33 is Ghana’s greatest goalscorer with over 50 goals.
5. Abedi Ayew and Kwame Ayew
Abedi and Kwame represented the Ghana Black Stars in the 90s and participated in two AFCON tournaments. Kwame played 25 times for Ghana and scored nine goals for the Black Stars. Abedi Pele is arguably the best player in Ghana’s history with three African Player of the Year award and an AFCON title to his credit.
6. Mubarak Wakaso And Alhassan Wakaso
The Wakaso brothers were invited into the Black Stars camp for the first time for Ghana’s FIFA World Cup qualifying game against Egypt on 13 November 2016 in Alexandria.
Alhassan who is a midfielder is the younger brother of Mubarak Wakaso.
7. Andre Ayew, Rahim Ayew, And Jordan Ayew
Andre and Jordan Ayew are currently the main forwards for the Ghana Black Stars. Rahim Ayew who is is the oldest son of Abedi, albeit a different mother from that of Andre and Jordan was part of Ghana’s squad during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.