Black Stars coach CK Akonnor believes that Abedi Pele is the most distinguished Ghanaian footballer citing his feats all round as the reason for his choice.
Abedi won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1982 with Ghana and clinched the prestigious Champions League trophy in 1993 with Marseille. He also won the African footballer of the year on three occasions.
In an interview with Joy Sports, the former Asante Kotoko coach picked Abedi over other legendary Ghanaian footballers.
“It comes with a criteria. You must have to have played very well here. [In the] AFCON, you must excel and then Europe. Out of this category, the person who really was distinguished is Abedi Pele. As a colts player in Falcons, I wasn’t there but we heard it. He played very well here, he conquered Africa and of course Europe as well.”
CK Akonnor is yet to manage the senior national team as head coach in any competitive match.