History of Soccer in Africa
Soccer in Morocco
African Cup of Nations
Abedi "Pele" Ayew
Abedi Ayew was born on January 5, 1962 (expertfootball.com). He was born in village named Oko which is outside Accra, the capital of Ghana. Abedi Ayew was one of the driving forces behind the start of African football in Europe. He is known as one the first great African football players (wikipedia).
Abedi also made a large impact in Europe. His most famous performance in Europe was while he played for France. While in France, Abedi played for Olympique de Marseille. Abedi helped the team become very good during the early 1990’s. He made 136 appearances and scored 30 goals while playing for Marseille from 1990-1993 (wikipedia).
Abedi retired from soccer in 2000. In 2001, Abedi was nominated for the position of Chairman of FA which he turned down. He is the owner and head coach of Nania F.C. Nania F.C. and three other teams were involved in a controversy which involved allegations that the teams were fixing games. Abedi and many others were suspended from soccer for one year following the controversy (wikipedia).
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