Andre Ayew played his first league match in Qatar’s top-flight on Sunday, 12 September 2021, and helped reigning champions Al Sadd to post with a 2-0 win over Al Sailiya.
The Ghana captain lasted the entire duration for Xavi’s side at the Thani Bin Jassim Stadium.
On 17 minutes Ayew drilled a low powerful shot that got deflected by Al Sailiya’s Magdi Siddiq, but the goalkeeper parried the ball above the crossbar with a high jump as he fell backwards.
Al Sadd opened the scoring when unmarked Boualem Khoukhi deflected a low cross from Bounedjah into the Al Sailiya net.
Exactly 10 minutes later, Bounedjah found Tabata with low cross from the edge of the box.
Rodrigo Tabata anticipated the pass well and flicked the ball into the net with ease on first touch.
After the match, Ayew posted on his social media pages: ”1st game and 3 points. happy to play my first official game for the club Palms up together. inshallah the will be more to come from us.”