Sports News Fri, 5 Jun 2020

Friday Debate: Is Abedi Ayew Pele the greatest African footballer of all time?

Former Black Stars captain Abedi Ayew Pele became a household name in African football for his stellar performances in the various AFCONs he featured and also on the European stage.

The former Olympique de Marseille forward who became the first Ghanaian player to win the UEFA Champions League trophy also won the African Football of the year award on three occasions.

He scored 37 goals for Ghana in 73 appearances according to records available.

Having also won the Africa Cup of Nations trophy for Ghana as a teenager in 1982, Abedi who is affectionately called the 'Maestro' is often regarded by many as the greatest African Football of all time.

But does Abedi's numerous achievements as a footballer in his career that spanned for more than two decades make him Africa's greatest of all time?

This debate has been ongoing for the past decade and people are choosing different players for diverse reasons.

The latest to have joined the debate is former Bayern Munich defender and Abedi Pele's ex Ghana teammate Samuel Osei Kuffour who believes that Africa's greatest footballer of all time should be Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils and not the Maestro.

Today on GhanaWeb's Friday's debate, we ask if Abedi Pele the 'Maestro is the greatest African footballer of all time or like Samuel Osei Kuffour you have a contender in mind?

Watch the video below and join the debate in our comment section.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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