Where is mama Ayew or is he a single father?
The two questions become common when such a perfect father figure pose shows up. Abedi Ayew nicknamed Pele, is a former Ghanaian celebrated national footballer and captain. He is the father to the Ayews; Andre, Jordan, Ibrahim and the only daughter Imani. All like him apart from the daughter Imani play football with Andre and Jordan making it to the 2022 national team which could be their last world cup.
Ibrahim Ayew, 34 is also a professional footballer who played for the national team now active in Bruno’s Magpies Club in Gibraltar National League as a defensive midfielder. Imani, 24 the only daughter unlike the brothers is into the fashion industry as a model.
Father in Pain and Joy
Ayew as a father is very close and involved in the sons lives as children to date. In show of father presence and mentorship to the brothers, he reveals in one of his tweets, The dream was to be like me and now youre at the big stage where I couldnt be, guys make the country Ghana and the family proud! Go for Gold. Alhamdulillah”
In Ghanas last world cup 2022 match verses Uruguay, dubbed a revenge duel, Andre missed a penalty that would leave Ghana vulnerable and weakened. Many might argue it made Ghana lose their zeal. A memory that any competitive sportsman would love to wash away. Andres daughter is reported to have collapsed to the shock.
Their father Abedi immediately took to social media wrote, It is not over because when youre down you know how to go higher to overcome your problems! Proud of you son. The name is Ayew. How encouraging and involved could a father be!
Meet the queen, Maha Ayew
As the saying goes, behind every successful man there is a strong woman. The beautiful reserved Queen Maha turned 54 on August 10th. She got married to Abedi, the legend and former Black Stars captain in 1987. Maha is a director and shareholder of FC Nania, a division one league team in Ghana. It is associated with Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayiew. He earned the name Pele because of his style of play, physic and achievements as a young player.
The six form a perfect family of legends who have contributed credibly for Ghana and the Black stars.
By Julius Majimaji Owino