By Johnny Edward:
Swansea attacking midfielder Andre Ayew says his father Abedi Ayew Pele is more skillful on the field than Nigerian legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Ayew was however quick to express his disappointment that 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner and Atlanta 1996 gold medalist Okocha never won the African Footballer of the year award despite his huge talent and performances for club and country.
According to Ayew, Abedi, a former Ghana captain, is more adept with the ball and showed more finesse and tactics during his playing days than the former Nigerian skipper.
“I will say Abedi Pele is the most skillful. He had a lot of skills even though their style of play was different.
“He showed a lot of technique and a lot of finesse in his game,” Ayew said during an interview on a Ghanaian programme Starr Chat.
“And also I saw all his games, I also saw Jay Jay Okocha; he was my generation. It’s sad that he never won the African best player; football is like that.”