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Sports News of Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Source: Ghana Crusader

Abedi Pele is Ghana’s all-time greatest footballer – Asamoah Gyan


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Black Stars general captain, Asamoah Gyan has acknowledged Ghanaian legend Abedi Ayew Pele as the greatest footballer to have come from this country.

Gyan was a young footballer when Abedi Pele was at his peak and he is convinced that Ghana has never had nor seen a better footballer than the man known as the ‘maestro’.

Widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted players in Ghana’s football history, the former Marseille attacker became a household name for his incredible dribbling and passing skills and Ghana’s all-time top scorer still have memories of some of the magical moments the legend had on the field.

“When I was growing up, Abedi was someone we all looked up to, he was playing the best of footballs in the country and there’s no doubt, he is incomparable,” he averred when he spoke to Kwaku Manu on the “Aggressive Interview”.

“He is the greatest Ghanaian footballer of all time with his style of play.”

His unique style of play drew comparisons with Brazilian legend Pele. Abedi made his name in France after guiding Olympique Marseille to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993 and went on to win that year’s African Footballer of the year award.

The 54-year old was three times African Footballer of the Year and also won the Nations Cup with the Black Stars of Ghana in 1982. He featured 73 times for the national team scoring 33 times in the process.

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