Previous Black Stars defender, Joe Addo, has labeled Abedi Ayew Pele as the finest captain the senior national group has at any time had.
In an interview on Joy FM’s Sports Link, Saturday, Joe Addo hailed Abedi Pele’s management attributes, obtaining featured for the Black Stars jointly with the Marseille legend for eight decades.
Addo teamed up with Abedi Pele from 1990 to 1998 and they claimed the silver medal in the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The crew also placed fourth in the continental showpiece in South Africa 4 years later.
“Abedi was a good leader, finest at any time captain for me. He was striving to demonstrate us to be specialists but most people didn’t get it. He was better than all of us,” he explained to host, Nathaniel Attoh.
He also exposed the stringent actions that the 1982 AFCON winner place in area all through their conferences in camp.
“There ended up factors that Abedi Pele did that was overbearing to us. Even in a two vs two [match] if he is on your team and you drop, you are in difficulties. Abedi built confident we ate and did factors on time which the players did not recognize at the time but I believe he was a excellent chief. He was the best player on the pitch as effectively. It was obvious.”
The a few time African footballer of the calendar year was not just a chief on the pitch. Joe Addo fondly remembered the times that Abedi and Tony Yeboah willingly gave out their bonuses and additional income to the relaxation of the group.
“In my time at the countrywide group, Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah hardly ever took their successful bonuses and per diems. They constantly needed their share to be dispersed between the relaxation of the crew,” he mentioned.
“They even gave us cash on top and mainly because of that we preferred to die for them on the pitch. We understood that we will get cash from them even ahead of the administrators shell out us.”