Former Black Stars defender Joe Addo recalled the moment when referees came up to football legend Abedi Pele, just to take pictures before a game.
Pele had an outstanding career, lifting the AFCON in 1982 and winning the African Player of the year on three occasions. He was adored by fans and team mates for the skills he showed on the pitch.
In an interview on Joy FM's Sports Link on Saturday, Addo narrated an incident involving Gabonese players and referees.
“I remember in our match against Gabon, the Gabonese players came into the dressing room to take pictures with Abedi Pele. Even the referees wanted to take pictures with him. That was how great he was. He was graceful. He was always willing to take pictures but on the pitch he was always serious.”
The 48 year old also admitted that Abedi helped him a lot during his professional career.
“Abedi Pele helped me a lot as a professional. I went to study in school but I was happy that I came back to play professional football. Abedi really helped me in my professional career.”