Throwback to when the Ghanaian Black stars were regarded as the kings of football, it was a time when Africa produced legends who made football a sport to watch all day long. Amongst these legends of the field is Ghana's very own "Abedi Ayew Pele", born 5 November 1964. Abedi was regarded as one of the greatest footballers from the African Continent, he eventually worked his way to Europe and played in the major UEFA champions league where he cemented his legacy and perfected his skills as an international footballer. Abedi already had the respect of the world before he ventured to Europe, a respect he earned by playing for the Ghanaian National team.
Fast forward to the events of today, Abedi has succeeded in producing more international stars from his blood line, the likes of André, Jordan and Rahim, who happen to be his children have represented Ghana at the International level of the World Cup competitions. Today Abedi is known as the only sportsman to receive the "Order of the Volta" honor award, and he has participated in more FIFA organised charity matches than any other African player. Abedi is a living legend and that goes a long to tell why South Africa reached out to him to help in their bid to host the 2010 world cup competition.
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