2021 AFCON: Crystal Palace boss Osian Roberts wishes Jordan Ayew 'luck' ahead of tournament

Published on: 02 January 2022

Crystal Palace Assistant Manager Osian Roberts has wished Ghana striker Jordan Ayew the best of luck ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon.

Ayew together with Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha and Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté will travel to the 33rd edition of the tournament in Cameroon which commences on January 9, 2022.

"We wish them all well in the AFCON," Roberts said as reported by the club's official website, as manager Patrick Vieira continues his isolation. “It’s a really important tournament.

“I came here to Palace from the African continent, having been Technical Director of the Moroccan Football Federation. I know the great work that’s going on on the African continent to aspire to be the best level possible.

He added, “We wish our players all the best out in Cameroon. We want all our players back as soon as possible, albeit if they are successful that might take a little longer."

“It’s an incredible tournament that we’ll be watching closely, but obviously we want the three players back in the squad as soon as possible for us."

The trio played their final game for Crystal Palace in their 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Saturday at Selhurst Park.