“Abedi Pele technically better than Messi and Ronaldo”

Ex-Ghana midfielder Yussif Alhassan Chibsah has described the legendary Abedi Ayew Pele as a technically better player than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Abedi Pele technically better than Messi and Ronaldo

Chibsah believes the former Olympique Marseille star didn’t get the credit he deserved despite his impeccable performances.

Abedi was one of Africa’s most celebrated footballers in the 1990s, having made his name in Ligue 1.

The 55-year-old won numerous trophies with Marseille, including the Ligue 1 title and the UEFA Champions League.

He was also voted CAF Footballer of the Year three times, with a triumph in the 1982 AFCON completing his medal cabinet at both club and international level.

Chibsah believes Abedi would have won the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Best Player award if he was European.

In his view, the former Black Stars captain was more technically gifted than both Messi and Ronaldo.

“He was just the best. Even on bad days for the national team, he could carry the team on his shoulders alone and that tells you the kind of player he is. If you want to see the best of Abedi, watch his game in France. If you look at what Messi, Ronaldo and co are doing, Abedi did them in the best ways,” Chibsah told Ghanaweb.

"I will say that technically he’s more gifted than Messi and Ronaldo. It's unfortunate that we Africans don’t get global recognition.

"If Abedi was to be a European, he would have gotten to the stage of being the world best player. We’ve had Oppong Weah who won the world best player in his days with AC Milan but trust me Abedi was on top,” he added.

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