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Sports News of Monday, 1 June 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Abedi Pele picks Black Stars 2010 squad as his best Ghana team

Legend Abedi Ayew Pele has chosen the Black Stars 2010 squad as the best team Ghana have assembled in its football history.

Although it took Ghana years to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, they have been a major African power for many decades.

The Black Stars have won the Africa Cup of Nations four times and has been runner-up five more times.

Before the WC Finals in 2006, they were best remembered for winning the 1991 U-17 World Cup in Italy.

With the team as backbone, they went on to win a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics.

Meanwhile, Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah were starring in Europe at the same time. So there were high expectations for them at he World Cup qualifiers.

However, the Black Stars failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup in USA. In 2010, Ghana made a run in South Africa before being stopped by a controversal action by Luis Suarez and then, losing on penalty shootout in the quarterfinal.

In an interview with GTV Sports, Abedi Pele was asked to name his best Ghana team in history.

The former Olympique Marseille talisman did not blink as he chose the 2010 team.

"The 1992, 2010 and 2015 teams were strong in their own merit. I wouldn't want to go far in my answer but to my knowledge I was in South Africa during the World Cup and the Ghana team was amazing. I saw Ghana play against USA and Uruguay and I can say the best team was in 2000," Abedi stated on GTV.

"Then the team had performed well in Angola in the AFCON and they were strong, they had everything. The team was gelling and I admired the boys so much in the match against Uruguay. I was sitting with former US president [Bill] Clinton when we played against their national team and he was impressed with our performance so I'll say the 2010 was my best team," he concluded.

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