Pfister: Eto'o & Pele the best I've coached

Pfister: Eto'o & Pele the best I've coached
Samuel Eto’o evades tackle from Senegal's Moustapha Amdy Faye during the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations Final match between Cameroon and Senegal at the 26 March Stadium, Bamako, Mali on 10 February 2002. Cameroon won the final after a penalty shootout.

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jun 24, 2020. 11:04

Ex-Cameroon and Ghana coach Otto Pfister has named Abedi Ayew Pele and Samuel Eto’o as the best players he has ever managed.

The 82-year-old is one of Germany’s most successful coaching exports having coached Ghana between 1992 and 1993.

Pfister coached Pele during his time as Ghana coach and he also worked with Eto’o as the Cameroon coach between 2007 and 2009.

“Samuel Eto’o and Abedi Pele absolutely on top,” Pfister said on Ghana Web.

“But you cannot say Abedi is better than Eto’o or Eto’o is better than Abedi because [they don’t play in] the same position.

“Samuel Eto’o was a top striker, at his time he was one of the best strikers in the world,” the retired tactician added.

“But Abedi Pele for me in his position was a genius. He was so strong, he had skills, he had anticipation, he can score.

“He was truly at the time one of the best playmakers in the world. Abedi was to me a wonder player.”

Pfister guided Ghana to a second-place finish at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals after winning the 1991 FIFA Under-17 World Cup with Ghana.

The former Ivory Coast, Togo and DR Congo coach also led Cameroon to a second-place finish at the 2008 AFCON finals.

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