Pele proud of his sons who followed him

Pele proud of his sons who followed him
Abedi Pele

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Jul 29, 2017. 11:00

The Black Stars of Ghana legend Abedi Pele has expressed happiness seeing his children, Rahim, Andrew and Jordan Ayew playing football at the highest level.

The former Black Stars skipper has revealed he gets mixed feelings whenever he watches his children Rahim, Andre and Jordan play for both club and country.

In his hey day, Pele made headlines across the continent after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana in 1982 as a teenager and later led the lines for the four-time African champions.


The Black Stars legend and three-time African Player of the Year said he still maintains the same ecstasy he had as a player when watching his kids play top level football.

“It’s a great feeling when I sit back and watch them play in top clubs- I just feel good. I’m a proud father of these boys and I’m certainly grateful to God,” he told

“I must say I have mixed feelings. When they win and may be score a goal, I feel great, happy and proud and when they lose and are not doing well at competitions or at club level, I feel worse, though the joy of having to see them at the same level I played is ecstatic.”

Furthermore, the ex-Olympique Marseille forward adds that when they lose or miss chances for club and country, he feels sad, but is overall delighted with their progress.

The 52-year-old featured 73 times for the West Africans, scoring 33 goals in a career that spanned 16 years and also won the UEFA Champions League with Marseille in 1993.

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