Abedi Pele to publish memoir soon

Soccer legend Abedi Pele has hinted that he is currently writing his memoir which will soon be out.

A memoir is a book or other piece of writing based on the writer’s personal knowledge of famous people, places or events.

He said the memoir would be covering things such as the attitude of footballers, football administrators and a whole lot of things in football circles.

“Yes I am doing something like a memoir, it will cover a whole lot of things including the attitude of footballers and those who run the game as well as the voting system within FIFA”, Abedi Pele said in an interview with the Africawatch magazine.

Abedi captained the senior national soccer team, Black Stars, from 1992-1998. He won the UEFA Champions League in 1993 with Olympique Marseille from France when they beat AC Milan at the grand finale.

He played his club football with Ghana’s Real Temale United (RTU) and moved to Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France to continue his club football.

As a player, Abedi told the magazine that his worst moment was when he was given two yellow cards in the African Cup of Nations in Senegal which denied him the opportunity to play in the final where Ghana was beaten by Ivory Coast on penalties to win the trophy.

“That incident really pained me,” he said.

His son, Andre Ayew also had a similar two yellow cards which denied him from playing in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup tournament where Ghana lost to Uruguay on penalties to advance to the semi-finals.

He is the father of the Ayew brothers; Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew both currently playing for Olympique Marseille and Rahim Ayew of Lille Asse in Belgium.

By Ekow Quandzie

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