Watch how Abedi Pele destroyed Nigeria in 1992 AFCON semi-final
One of Abedi Pele‘s better performances while wearing the national colors was for the Black Stars against Nigeria in the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal.
Abedi Pele was the focus of the 1992 competition, and at the conclusion of the Senegal-hosted event, he duly won the award for best player.
In Ghana’s 2-1 victory over the Super Eagles, the three-time African footballer of the year delivered a masterclass to book a place in the final.
The Black Stars scored goals from Abedi and Prince Polley as they overcame a goal deficit to triumph.
In the eleventh minute, Mutiu Adepoju, a former Real Sociedad player, gave the Super Eagles the lead.
With a magnificent header in the last seconds of the first half, Ghana’s Abedi Pele brought his team even, ensuring that the Black Stars entered the tunnel equal.
Prince Polley, a former forward for Asante Kotoko, scored Ghana’s opening goal eight minutes after the break with an incredible first-time shot from within the area.
The final saw Ghana advance, but Ivory Coast defeated them 11-10 on penalties.
Abedi Pele finished the competition with three goals, one less than Nigeria’s Rashidi Yekini, who had the most goals.