Zamalek give Ayew chance to play in World Cup

Hatem Maher
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CAIRO: Ghana s versatile midfielder Ibrahim Ayew said he prefers to remain at Zamalek to preserve his chances of playing in the summer s World Cup.

Reports in Ghana linked Ayew, the son of three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele , with a European move.

I did not receive any offers. I want to continue playing with Zamalek until the end of the season because they are a very popular team who can help me play in the World Cup, Ayew told

My presence in Zamalek s squad has already helped me play in the African Cup of Nations, so I wish to remain with them.

Ayew has been used mainly as a substitute since his summer arrival but his versatility gives the Cairo club plenty of options.

He is not a regular member of Ghana s starting line-up either but was used on several occasions as a left-back during the Nations Cup.

The 24-year-old did not play in the Black Stars 1-0 defeat to champions Egypt in the tournament s final.

Four-time African champions Ghana were drawn with Germany, Australia and Serbia in Group D of the World Cup, which will take place in South Africa.

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