Social media users have reacted to the naming of football maestro, Abedi Ayew Pele as a member of the five-man team put together by the Presidency to help reform football in the country.
The maestro is part of the team that has been instructed by President Akufo-Addo to lead the Ghana Football Association on the interim.
GhanaNewsPage.Com has put together some of the reactions on social media:
Wasn’t Abedi pele the owner n coach of Nania FC when they were caught in match fixing scandal……even got relegated…….or Anas paid the bribe for that one too…..hypocritical
— nana bassaw blay (@nanaBASSAW) June 13, 2018
and I don’t even agree Abedi Pele should be in there. Remember his team nania fc was once involved in match fixing.
— Richieannor (@NeneAnnor) June 13, 2018
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this thing people are saying about Abedi Pele being corrupt I don’t understand. B’cos de nania case went to court and he was vindicated b’cos though he was the owner of the team but he was not part of that scandal. The court said so!!!
— Alex Marfo (@stlexix) June 13, 2018
“Abedi is a bad choice, looking at his integrity issues concerning his football club; Nanian fc…,” one, Kwesi Ohemeng responded to news of his appointment.
One person who goes by the name, FreshAnn wrote an article which indicated that the respected former footballer lacked the integrity to help reform the GFA because his team, Nanai FC had allegedly been involved in match fixing.
Read FreshAnn’s comments explaining why Abedi Pele should be denied the job below:
A reminder on Abedi’s Nania FC
On Wednesday 28 March, 2007, Abedi Pele’s club FC Nania won 31-0 over Okwawu United while rivals Great Mariners were 28-0 winners over Mighty Jets in results deemed by the Ghana Football Association to have been fixed.
FC Nania, set up by the former Olympique Marseille player less than a decade ago, were seeking to reach the top flight of Ghana football for the first time and were tied on points with Mighty Jets in the race for who cement a place in the Ghana Premier League.
On the last day of the middle league, while Mighty Jets and Gt. Mariners were playing, Okwawu United were also taking on Nania FC and as both Nania and Mighty Jets bent on qualification they scored goals in rapidity against their opponents in a manner that was seen as pre-arranged.
The former European Cup winner and three times African Footballer of the Year Abedi Pele was among officials and players from the four clubs banned after two high scoring matches in the race for promotion to Ghana’s premier league last month
Abedi Pele said he would appeal against a one-year suspension handed to him last week in a match fixing case. .
‘My contention is that while the score line may raise eyebrows, it does not provide irrefutable proof that the match was fixed,’ he told the BBC in an interview.
The association last week demoted all four clubs to Ghana’s third division and fined them $20,000 each.
A total of 46 players from the four clubs were also suspended from playing for the rest of the season and the next campaign, the Ghana Football; Association said.
Abedi de3, he should be dropped paaa
Abedi Pele is however yet to respond to the allegations