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Keeping it in the family

Piers Edwards | 18:00 UK time, Sunday, 18 December 2011

Andre "Dede" Ayew's grandfather did not play football but the odds are he might have been pretty handy had he done so.

For three of his sons all played internationally for Ghana, including Abedi "Pele" Ayew, a man widely recognised as one of the greats of African football.

Amazingly, Abedi himself has repeated the feat, with his three sons - Rahim, Dede and the youngest Jordan - all having represented the Black Stars as well.

In fact, should Jordan, a club colleague of Dede's at Marseille, contest next month's Africa Cup of Nations finals, all three of Abedi's sons will have played at the tournament.

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