There have been mixed reaction about the appointment of Ghanaian Football legend, Abedi Ayew Pele to be part of a five-member Committee to preside over Ghana football.
While some think it is a laudable move by the government, others feel he is not fit to assume such a position as his club, Nania FC, was involved in a match-fixing scandal in the year 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.
This led to the club being demoted to the third tier of Ghana Football.
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.
Many have reacted to the news on social media.
Abedi Pele is an international icon that any govt would need to get to FIFA.— Opeele Boateng (@CoachOpeele) June 13, 2018
Let's accept his image outside there is huge and impeccable!!
If they cleared Abedi Pele from any wrongdoing why did they go ahead to punish the club? - Baaba Tandoh#TopStoryonJoy— Joy 99.7 FM (@Joy997FM) June 13, 2018
Listen to Cudjoe Fianoo Saying he is not sure if Anas captured him on his video and he makes it unto a committee like this— Call Me Osei (@SirAmankwaah) June 13, 2018
Cudjoe Fianoo doesn’t deserve to be on this committee.
But aaa well, Abedi Pele whose team scored 31:0 within 45min in a Division 1 league match is on it. pic.twitter.com/dSGAiNO4mQ
Remove Abedi Pele and put someone like Tony Baffoe, if it's about international and FIFA links... Abedi de3 wagu neho anim ase dadaaada! #Focus— Flex Kareem Germain 🇬🇭 (@flexshowbizgh) June 13, 2018
Dr Kofi Amoah and Abedi Pele to handle Ghana football looks funny. if you know you know.— jeffery (@OseiOfficial) June 13, 2018
Hey Abedi Pele for what?? Please if it's only Abedi Pele we have..... then bring Nyantakyi back... Apiii Abedi Pele Sen??— Syde A Attrakta (@attrakta) June 13, 2018
So Kwesi Nyantakyi and his cronies fixed a 1:0 ended match & we shamed him;— Akwasi O Boahen (@aoboahen) June 13, 2018
Only to go for Abedi Pele, the fixer of 31:0 ended match. Eiii abeg Mr President the joke be too much.
Man Abedi Pele??— E N T. 🤟 (@mawuli_a_) June 13, 2018
That guy is worse than Kwesi Nyantekyi....
Abedi’s team; Nania FC, was banned because they influenced a match by winning 23:0
23 oo 😂😂😂
Why are this people being rude to Abedi Pele ????— Two Terty (@wobekume) June 13, 2018
He has a lot of influence outside Ghana
And that one alone helps his children secure teams in the premier league even if the team relegates
Pele is a good choice
Abedi Pele will be the "international relations" guy on the committee. His name and face will open doors and sooth FIFA tempers in the months to come pic.twitter.com/Q6iRE77I3i— Godfred Akoto Boafo (@eastsportsman) June 13, 2018
Abedi Pele who engineered the fixed game that ended 1000-2 or so is the one we appointed to lead this transition or whatever? Laughable— Coochie Monster (@Mister_Manaf) June 13, 2018