Antoine Semenyo: Bournemouth Forward Discloses Advise From Ghana Legends Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan

Antoine Semenyo: Bournemouth Forward Discloses Advise From Ghana Legends Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 18, 2024 at 9:17 AM
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  • Antoine Semenyo has named Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew as role models
  • The former Ghana captain and Ayew have been helpful in Semenyo's career
  • The Bournemouth forward has been in fine form for the Cherries this season

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Antoine Semenyo has disclosed how former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and current skipper of the Black Stars Andre Ayew have helped in shaping his career.

The AFC Bournemouth enjoyed an outstanding first full season in the Premier League, making a 10-goal contribution for the Cherries in the English topflight.

Semenyo has been a key player for manager Andoni Iraola and he is expected to start in the final game of the campaign on Sunday, May 19, when Bournemouth travels to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.

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Antoine Semenyo discloses advice that he received from Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew. Photos: Alex Livesey/ Hoang Dinh Nam.
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“Obviously, Andre Ayew is currently with the team, and Gyan is often present at games. I frequently talk to [Dede Ayew], and he encourages me to keep pushing, reminding me of my potential, saying he didn’t have the same abilities at my age. He advises me to keep striving and not to settle at any level,” Semenyo told Premier League TV, as quoted by Pulse.

Semenyo's performances earned him a nomination for the Premier League for the month of March.

The 24-year-old will be hoping to reach the levels Gyan attained in international football, describing him as an excellent model.

“Asamoah Gyan has also given me similar advice, urging me to continue working hard. He tells me to savour my scoring opportunities but always to keep pushing myself to reach new heights. Growing up as a Ghanaian, watching them perform at World Cups and in the Premier League was inspiring. They are excellent role models," added Semenyo.

He has scored eight goals and delivered two assists in the Premier League, per Transfermarkt.

Ayew marks 200th appearance in Ligue 1

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana captain, Andre Ayew reached a new milestone in the French Ligue 1 after featuring in Le Havre's clash against OGC Nice on Friday, May 10, 2024.

The veteran forward started and lasted the entire duration but La Havre suffered a 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Riviera.

Ivory Coast forward, Jeremie Boga, netted the only goal of the match as the French giants boosted their European place-finish hopes.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.