- Abedi Pele is the latest African legend to join EA Sports heroes
- The three times Africa Player of the Year has been included in FIFA 22
- He joins Drogba, Essien and Jay Jay Okocha as the only Africans on the list
Three times African Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele is the latest former footballer to be included in the EA Sports FIFA 22 heroes.
The iconic Ghanaian footballer joins a list that includes Ivorian super star Dedier Drogba, compatriot Michael Essien and former Nigeria captain Jay Jay Okocha.
In the new squad outdoored by EA Sports and sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Ghanaian together with Spanish forward Fernando Morientes had the best rating of 89.
The new list of nine players has Mario Gomez of Germany, Diego Milito (Argentina), Al Jaber (Saudi Arabia), Campos (Mexico), Tim Cahill (Australia), Clint Dempsey (USA) and Robbie Keane (Ireland).
"Ghana's finest-ever was give the nickname "Pele" after the Brazilian icon. Playing for OM in the 90's, he was known as one of the finest playmakers of his generation," wrote ea.com.
"He would prove this in the 1993 UEFA Champions League final, where he assisted the winning goal, immortalizing himself in Marseille and football history," added the website.
Every year, a legend is included in the list, which has the likes of Maradona, Pele, Lev Yashin, Johann Cruyff and George Best.
The global list also includes Carles Puyol, Fabio Cannavaro, Steven Gerrard, Clarence Seedorf, Robert Pires, Deco and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Abedi Pele was a gem during his playing days, leading French club Olympique Marseille to their first and only UEFA Champions League title.
The father of current Ghana captain Andre Ayew was part of the Black Stars team that won the country's last AFCON title, in 1982. He has won several individual accolades, including the African Football of the Year award.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Abedi Pele was set to make an appearance on FIFA 22 as an icon.
Abedi Pele is the fourth African to be named on the icon list for the next edition of the FIFA online game.
In a Twitter post by FUT, sighted by YEN.com.gh, it was hinted that Abedi Pele is the next African that could be making the list of global superstar icons.
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Source: Yen Newspaper