Coach Kwesi Appiah will make the defining announcement latest by Wednesday when the Black Stars provisional squad for the tournament is named.
This comes after coach Appiah took the decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the team's leadership role as he would only be a pit-part player at the tournament in Egypt.
Ayew aka Dede who commands big respect among the players in the Black Stars is expected to instill the needed discipline in the squad to help Ghana win the title
This will be the first time Ayew is captaining the senior level permanently but he has led Ghana before at youth level.
He famously captained the Black Satellites to the World Youth Championship title in 2009.
Ayew is widely expected to become a good captain of Ghana, having been one of the livelier and inspirational figures in the current setup.
The Ayew legacy thus continues, following the exploits of the legendary Abedi Pele who captained Ghana for almost 10 years.
Many Ghanaians have welcomed the decision of Asamoah Gyan to retire from the Black Stars as he will make way for some new stars to be seen.