Ex-Black Stars midfielder Laryea Kingston has described Ghana legend Abedi Pele as the greatest African footballer of all-time.
Pele goes down in the history books as one of Africa’s best players ever produced.
He also remains arguably one of the best Black Stars captains in history due to his exploits with the National team.
Having won the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana as a teenager, the father of Andre and Jordan Ayew went on to live some great memories in the minds of Ghanaians and Africans at large winning the continent’s Footballer of the Year in successions.
Despite failing to clinch the Cup of Nations title as a captain, the 55-year-old has been touted as the greatest player the continent has ever had.
“I would say Abedi Pele is the greatest African footballer of all-time because a lot of Africans still believe in him,” Laryea, who played for Ghana at the 2006 and 2008 Afcon tournaments, told Goal.
“They believe he’s one of the best players Africa has ever seen.
“In his time, he played very well and not only in Ghana. He went to France and up till today, if you go to France, especially Marseille and you mention him, he’s well known and people respect him for what he did on the field.
“In Ghana too he did very well with the national team even though their time they did not qualify to be at the World Cup.
“At the Africa Cup [of Nations] and most of the games that I saw him play, even when the team is down, he lifts everyone up and makes sure the fans and everyone are happy.
“So he’s the greatest. For me, I think he did very well for himself and for the country.”
The Olympique Marseille legend also won the UEFA Champions League with the French side in 1993.