Former Ghana international Prince Tagoe is urging Black Stars and Crystal Palace striker , Jordan Ayew to focus on scoring goals rather than always trying to hold on to the ball.
His comments come after Jordan Ayew came under intense pressure following his recent goal drought for both club and country.
The 30-year-old has not scored for Crystal Palace in his last 36 appearances and for the Black Stars, the last time he scored was in an AFCON qualifier against Sao Tome last year.
Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieria recently slammed the Ghanaian international after missing a chance against Brighton in a English Premier League game.
Prince Tagoe, who scored seven goals in 36 appearances during his playing days with the Black Stars advised Jordan Ayew to concentrate on finding the back of the net in order to end his goal-scoring drought.
“I spoke to Jordan Ayew some years back and he took my advice and everybody knew what he did. He should have it in mind that if he doesn’t score in a game then he didn’t perform”, he told a local based radio station, Happy 98.9FM.
“He should focus on scoring and not holding onto the ball for long. He shouldn’t drop deep but stay at the attacking areas and concentrate on scoring”, he added
Ghana takes on Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday 9 October before traveling to play the reverse fixture on 12 October.
Ghana have picked one win out of two games and must win at all cost to enhance their chances of progressing to the play-offs.
Zimbabwe are without a win in the group after drawing against South Africa in their opening game and losing to Ethiopia.