Soccer News of Thursday, 26 December 2013
Former Ghana international Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ has ruled out a full-time coaching career, despite earning a CAF License ‘A’ badge.
The former Marseille talisman said it was important to take advantage of the opportunity provided by CAF and FIFA to ex-national team players, but will not go into coaching on a permanent basis.
“For now I have never thought of it, I am working and planning towards the future,” Pele who led Nania FC to the 2011 FA Cup said in a Starafrica report. . “FIFA has taken a decision and given all ex-footballers an opportunity like this and I think it is great. Having somebody like Ben Koufie also makes it unique,” he added.
“For us locally and having all the former local players here, I think it is really great and you see the interest that the opportunity has been given to ex-footballers to really show what they can do and we just hope that when they have showed what they can do, the opportunity can be given to them to also put it into action.”