Legendary ex-Ghanaian footballer Abedi “Pele” Ayew says he is worried by the absence of quality in juvenile football in Ghana.
Pele, who is father to Swansea City’s Andrew Ayew and Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew, says the future is bleak for Ghanaian football because of the consistent fall in quality of juvenile leagues in Ghana.
The Black Stars have failed to win the Africa Cup of Nations since 1982 despite making the finals in 1992, 2010 and recently in Equatorial Guinea in 2015.
Abedi, who was once a chairman of the juvenile football committee of the Ghana Football Association, says there is the need to pay more attention to the development of young footballers in the country.
“I have been the chairman of the juvenile football committee at the FA before. I went to Nestle myself and I had sponsorship and we played the inter-regional competition but since I left they have been unable to follow up to give the children the hope they deserve.”
“I think we all have to go back to the drawing board to ensure we give the children the opportunities they deserve and try to let people that are passionate about football drive football.”
By: Rahman Osman/citifmonline.com/Ghana