Abedi Pele was more skillful than Okocha – Andre Ayew

15 Jul 2016

Abedi Pele was more skillful than Okocha – Andre Ayew


Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew

Ghana forward, Andre Ayew, has said that his father, Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, was a more skillful player than former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.

Ayew, who plays his football for Swansea in the English Premier League, admits both legends had different styles. But insists that Abedi, who won the African Player of the Year twice, had more guile.

“I will say Abedi Pele is more skillful,” Andre said on a Ghanaian radio show, Starr Chat.

“He had a lot of skills even though their style of play was different. He showed a lot of technique and a lot of finesse in his game.

“And also I saw all his games, I also saw Jay Jay Okocha; he was my generation. It’s sad that he never won the African best player; football is like that.”

Abedi scored 33 goals in 73 appearances for the Black Stars, while Okocha netted 14 times in 75 appearances for Nigeria.

Andre Ayew
Andre Ayew

News Source: NigeriaCamera, 9jaTales

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