The Black Stars of Ghana former captain Abedi Pele Ayew has issued a statement on the passing of the football legend Pele officially known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
According to Abedi Pele Ayew, it is with great sadness that he learnt of the passing of his friend and mentor, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the greatest footballer to ever play the game.
Pele, as he was affectionately known, was a global icon who symbolised the beautiful game of football. He inspired millions of generational kids in his native Brazil and across the globe.
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“Personally, I was immensely inspired by his greatness, and to be likened to him and bear his iconic name throughout my playing time and beyond, is an absolute privilege and a priceless honour.” He said.
He explained that, Pele is synonymous with football, and football will never forget its king.
“Rest well, my mentor!”