African Celebrities Who Inspire Us: The Pele Family are on top of our Fathers and Sons in football List!

Abedi Ayew, popularly known as Abedi Pele is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played for most part of his career as an attacking midfielder and captain of the Black Stars.

Legend Abedi Ayew Pele!

He was one of the best footballers during his time and is still regarded as one of the greatest African footballers of all time.

Abedi Pele’s hard work and talents was recruited by many European clubs such as Marseille, Lille, Lyon, Zurich, Torino among others.

In addition to the above, he is one of the Africa’s most decorated footballers ever, winning the African Footballer of The Year on three occasions.

He earned himself a top placing in voting at the 1991 and 1992 FIFA World Player of the Year.

 

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He is blessed as many Ghanaian would say, breathes football and definitely must have birthed football.

Sure he did as all his three sons grew up to become world renowned footballers.

The Ayew brothers played a patriotic part to their nation by representing Ghana national team and all the 3 made remarkable contributions to their country.

Currently, Rahim Ayew, André Ayew and Jordan Ayew are playing in top clubs in Europe and are all making remarkable impacts to their respective clubs.

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Rahim Ayew

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At a point in time, Andre and Jordan were playing for the same club Swansea City F.C before Jordan’s loan at the Crystal Palace F.C.

 

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André Ayew

 

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Jordan Ayew

Abedi Pele gave birth to attackers and scorers,  However, Rahim Ayew’s talent in the middle of the pitch, shielding the defenders.

The Ayew Brothers have won numerous silverwares and are still making huge impact in the football industry

The Ayew Family Are Huge Inspiration To The World

 

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Coach Avram Grant has named Black Stars Squad to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon (AFCON)

The provisional Black Stars Squad  list includes:


Goalkeepers:

  • Adam Kwarasey
  • Razak Braimah
  • Richard Ofori

Forwards:

  • Asamoah Gyan (Captain)
  •  Jordan Ayew
  • Andre Ayew
  •  Rahpael Dwamena
  • Ebenezer Assifuah
  •  Bernard Tekpetey
  • Abdul-Majeed Waris


Defenders:

  • Jonathan Mensah
  • Harrison Afful
  • Baba Rahman
  • Andy Yiadom
  • John Boye
  • Daniel Amartey
  • Edwin Gyimah
  • Frank Acheampong


Midfielders:

  •  Christian Atsu
  • Afriyie Acquah 
  • Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
  •  Thomas Partey
  • Ebenezer Ofori 
  • Joseph Larweh Attamah
  • Samuel Tetteh
  • Mubarak Wakaso   

 We were expecting some of the above listed names others we were not expecting

What do you think about the above list?  Is your favourite footballer on the list?

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Happy Birthday to retired Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele!  Join us in wishing Abedi Pele God’s richest blessings on his birthday and every day. 

Famous retired Ghanaian footballer, Abedi Ayew Pele, who served as captain of the Ghana National Team was born on 5th november, 1964. He was professionally known as Abedi Pele. During his young age,he played football barefooted for fun. He attended Dome Anglican Primary school where he also played for them. As a young boy, he signed with a local club known as the Great Falcons to play for them. He moved on to play for other football clubs, Al Sadd, FC Mulhouse, Real Tamale United …

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 As a teenager, Pele represented Ghana at the international level by playing for Ghana in the 1982 African Cup of Nations. He has since represented Ghana at the international level until the late 1990’s when he retired from international football. He was the captain of the Ghana National Football Team from 1992-1998, he holds the record for most appearances at the African Cup Of Nations. He is one of the most respected African player,and has won honors and awards both in Africa and international.

Abedi Pele has 4 children, Ibrahim, Andre, Jordan and Imani Ayew. His three sons have also become professional footballers and are internationals for Ghana. Ibrahim and Andre were selected for the 2010 Fifa world cup. Andre and Jordan also played at the 2014 Fifa world cup. Currently, Andre and Jordan are players for Ghana Black Stars.

 Abedi Pele is married to Maha Ayew and he is the brother of Kwame and Sola Ayew, ex hearts of oak and Black meteors players.

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Black Stars vice captain and 2015 Afcon top scorer Andre Ayew told reporters upon the team’s arrival in Accra on Monday.

“The feeling of losing a second Afcon final got me very emotional and I couldn’t control it. It was really difficult for me to take.

“I thought we just deserved the trophy. We played well and put in a lot of effort,” the pain of a second loss after Sunday’s encounter against Cote d’Ivoire was too much all Ghanaians especially the players who put in more than 100%!….“It was very difficult to accept the loss, but that is football. We are hoping that we win it next time,” Asamoah Gyan

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Many including the Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga, Cote d’Ivoire coach Herve Renard, his junior brother Jordan Ayew tried in vain to console the talismanic midfielder.

Cote d’Ivoire  beat Ghana under the same circumstances in 1992 when his father Abedi Pele was captain of the Black Stars “When again are we going to come this close? It is very unfortunate.

Am sure Ghana will take home the Afcon cup next time.

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AFCON2015 final is tomorrow… 2 extremely good teams will be playing. Black Stars of Ghana vs. Les Éléphants de Cote D’ivoire… one thing is for sure is a game not to be missed!

Ghana’s Ayew brothers, André Ayew and Jordan Ayew, Ivory Coast’s Touré brothers Yaya Touré and Kolo Touré, Also the like of Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu…..

Ghana Vs Ivory Coast.

4- time champion Ghana last won the African Cup in 1982 almost 33 years ago… Ivory Coast on the other hand has gone 23 years since taking the cup.

Who will you be cheering for?

The match takes place Sunday at 7 p.m. GMT.

 

Angry Equatorial ‪Guinea‬ fans delayed African semi between Ghana and Equatorial ‪Guinea‬, they rained bottles on Ghana‬ians after Ghana defeated them. The game had to be stopped whilst officials decided whether to continue or abandoned the game… What an AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL thing to do Equatorial Guinea raining bottles on Ghanaians because they were winning. .. Equatorial Guinea fans were waiting outside to attack the Ghanaians, they had to be escorted by police…. Very Shameful…!

Asamoah Gyan couldn’t play today, due to an injury.  Gyan suffered an abdominal injury after Naby Yattara the Guinean goalkeeper stamped him in stoppage time of the quarter-finals between the two sides last week.

Ghana line-up today:

Razak Brimah, Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Jordan Ayew, Kwesi Appiah

FT: Ghana‬ 3 –  0 Equatorial ‪ Guinea‬.

Well done Ghana!

 

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Ghana coach Avram Grant has left out striker Jordan Ayew and impressive defender Daniel Amartey from his starting line-up to face Guinea in the quarter-final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday while Kwesi Appiah gets his first start in Africa’s flagship competition.

The Israeli coach maintained most of the players who helped the Black Stars secure the important 2-1 victory over South Africa last week as they seek to defeat the Sylli Nationale to reach the semi-final of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

Appiah, a surprise call-up into the Ghana squad having excelled with English fourth tier side Cambridge United, will start in attack alongside Asamoah Gyan who had partnered Jordan in previous matches.

The younger Ayew’s inability to score goals look to have led to the decision of the coach to opt for Appiah instead of the Lorient striker who has been rated as one of Ghana’s best runners in this tournament.

Amartey, who suffered a knee injury in Thursday match against South Africa, looks not to have fully recovered from that problem which resulted in the decision to start John Boye who now regains the position he lost to the FC Copenhagen youngster.

Boye came on as a substitute in the match against Bafana Bafana and got the crucial equaliser that helped the Black Stars to rally from a goal down to win the match.

Goalkeeper Razak Brimah maintains his place while Harrison Afful and Baba Abdul Rahman will also retain their right and left back positions respectively.

Boye will partner Jonathan Mensah at the heart of the midfield while Mubarak Wakaso and Afriyie Acquah will play at the heart of the midfield.

Christian Atsu will play from the right wing while Andre Ayew will play from the left with Gyan and Appiah leading the attack.

Ghana are seeking a win to steer them to the semi final for the straight fifth time in Africa’s flagship competition.

Ghana’s starting line-up against Guinea

Razak Brimah, Harrison Afful, Baba Abdul-Rahman, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah, Asamoah Gyan, Kwesi Appiah, Andre Ayew.

Credit: ghanasoccernet.com