Ever since signing for Crystal Palace on loan this summer, Jordan Ayew has struggled to make an impact at Selhurst Park.
Yet the Ghanian international netted a brace against Ethiopia on Sunday, possibly indicating a revival of form at club level.
Ayew is without a goal in ten total appearances for the Eagles across all competitions and has drawn the ire of his teammates in recent weeks for a lack of effort.
Culpable for Tottenham Hotspur’s winning goal against Palace two weeks ago, Ayew failed to challenge for the ball off a corner — a sign of his declining confidence on the pitch.
On international duty this weekend, however, Ayew struck twice within the first 24 minutes, propelling Ghana to a 2-0 triumph in African Cup of Nations qualifying.
With a crucial double for his country under his belt, Palace supporters must be delighted that Ayew has finally opened his account for the season.
Roy Hodgson’s men are desperately in need of goalscoring talents to ease the pressure on Wilfried Zaha, and Ayew was drafted into the squad for exactly that reason.
After a superb outing for Ghana, Jordan Ayew must now translate his international form to SE25 and finally score his first Crystal Palace goal.