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By El-Amisty Nobo

Faith they say moves mountain and Black Stars captain, André Ayew has proven that it pays to nil desperandum while keeping hopes alive.

Swansea City’s chance of earning a championship playoff spot looked very slim after their frustrating 2-2 draw game with Nottingham Forest, but the Ghanaian attacking midfielder kept encouraging his teammates to believe that they have the capacity to snatch the spot.

“We keep going, it’s not over until the last game.”

The above lines is the exact words André Ayew used to energized his colleagues as they aimed at wrestling a championship playoff spot.

The final hour came yesterday as the Swans against all odds humiliated Reading 4-1 at the Madejski Stadium to seal the much needed qualification with goals from Wayne Routledge [2x], Liam Cullen and Rhian Brewster.

André, who is enjoying a good season with the Swans did not turn out to be just a motivational speaker of the team as he provided the assist that led to Liam Cullen’s goal.

Manager of the side, Sam Cooper praised his team for the wonderful performance but reserved special applauds for the hero of the night – Wayne Routledge:

“His first goal was just typical Wayne.

“There is not a training day goes by where he does not do something that makes you go, ‘whoa, that was good’.

“He is a Swansea legend, he is still very focused and he stills loves playing.

“He is a great help to the younger boys, and he has only ever given me 100 per cent respect and support over my time here.

“But he can still play, and for him to do that tonight is just brilliant really.”

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