Son of Ghanaian Legend, Abedi Pele and Vice Captain Of the senior national team, Dede Ayew has expressed his delight on coming back from a hamstring injury he sustained in August that effectively sidelined him until Wednesday's 2-1 League Cup win over Chelsea, when he made a return.

The West Ham winger speaking to the club’s official website said;

“It is a great feeling to be back,"  "I was supposed to be out for a very long time but the medical staff worked hard here and also in France.

“I want to thank all the people who helped me get out to play because we worked really, really hard. Now I hope it is just the beginning".

Ayew has made a remarkable recovery as there was a possibility of a surgery which would have kept the winger out for up to 6 months. In the end everything worked out fine.

"There were different ideas from different specialists and we took the decision not to have the operation. Now things are going well. Hopefully, I can keep on training and get back to my fitness.

"I am not a player who had a lot of injuries in the past. It is part of the game. It was tough to accept that in the first game. I had to relax, do the treatment I had to do to get my leg right again."- Ayew told the club’s website.

It is undoubtedly great news and a massive boost for both the Black stars and the Hammers to have Ayew back in the mix. Every Ghanaian will be praying for Dede to regain top form in time as he will be pivotal in our bid to qualify for Russia2018.

Story by Daraja Mutari/