The maestro Abedi Ayew Pele is known to be one of the greatest players to ever emerge from Africa.
Indeed many have compared him to some of the greatest to ever play the game, and there is every reason to think he was that good.
Abedi was impactful for both the Black Stars and Olympique Marseille in his peak, and won laurels for both club and country.
In 1992, the former Black Stars talisman was named the first ever BBC African Sports Star of the year (now known as the BBC African Player of the Year award).
The maestro was presented with the award at his house by two BBC journalists, Ben Dotsei Malor and Neil Curry, who was by then an editor.
Abedi received the award after helping Marseille to Champions League glory in 1992.
It’s been a long time, but every success story deserves to always be remembered.
The story of Abedi is one that has inspired many, and this particular picture continues to inspire many upcoming footballers looking to emulate the maestro.
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