Abedi Pele Responds to Critics of His Sons, Claims The Ghana Duo 'Never Got It Wrong'

Abedi Pele Responds to Critics of His Sons, Claims The Ghana Duo 'Never Got It Wrong'

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Abedi Pele has reacted to the critics of his footballer sons
  • Fans have called for Andre and Jordan Ayew to be dropped
  • The duo are expected to join Ghana's team for AFCON 2023

Three-time African Player of the Year, Abedi Pele has replied to critics of his sons, Andre and Jordan Ayew, insisting he suffered a similar situation during his playing days.

The Ayew brothers have come under continuous criticism from fans over their average performances for the national team in recent times.

There have been calls from fans for the removal of the duo from the national team, but the brothers remain the most experienced members of the Black Stars.

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Abedi Pele says he understands the criticism aimed at Jordan and Andre Ayew for Ghana. Credit: @CAF_Online.
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In an interview with Sammy Yeboah, Abedi Pele stated that his sons attracted the most criticism because they are good at what they do.

"They’ve never gotten it wrong. But what I can say is, [Ghanaians] never left me alone, when I was playing; it was the same so I have nothing wrong with it."

The Ghanaian legend believes the criticism stems from people knowing the brothers have the X factor.

"If you don’t have it, nobody will call your name, if you are determined and you are good, everybody will come to you."

Andre missed Ghana's international friendlies against Mexico and the United States in October but was recalled for the World Cup qualifiers, as reported by Ghana Soccernet.

The Ayew brothers are expected to make the Black Stars squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.

Abedi Pele predicts AFCON success for Ghana

Sports Brief previously reported on Abedi Pele expressing hope Ghana can win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.

The four-time African champions have not won the tournament in four decades despite coming close to victory three times since 1982.

Abedi Pele, a member of the Black Stars team that won the competition in 1982, believes Ivory Coast 2023 could be Ghana's moment.

Andre Ayew joins Le Havre in France

Sports Brief also previously reported on Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew joining Le Havre AC after five months without a club.

The 33-year-old returned to Europe to sign a deal that will see him stay at the French club until the end of the 2023/24 season.

The former Olympique Marseille forward is expected to play a key role at the club due to his enormous experience in the French league.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.