Asamoah Gyan hails Abedi Pele; describe him as Ghana's greatest ever player

Published on: 20 August 2019

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's all-time leading goal scorer has lauded legend Abedi Ayew Pele describing him as the greatest player of all time.

The former Olympique Marseille man is one of the greatest players on the continent after winning the three times of the African Footballer of the Year.

He also won the Africa Cup of Nations with the Black Stars of Ghana in 1982 and featured 73 times for the national team scoring 33 times in the process.

According to the former Sunderland and Liberty Professionals striker, even though he was young when Abedi Pele was at his peak but he is convinced no one come close to the man known as the ‘maestro’.

“When I was growing up, Abedi was someone we all looked up to, he was playing the best of footballs in the country and there’s no doubt, he is incomparable,” he averred when he spoke to Kwaku Manu on the “Aggressive Interview”.

“He is the greatest Ghanaian footballer of all time with his style of play.”

His unique style of play drew comparisons with Brazilian legend Pele.

Abedi made his name in France after guiding Olympique Marseille to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.

Widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted players in Ghana’s football history, the former Marseille attacker became a household name for his incredible dribbling and passing skills.