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Do you want to speak to Abedi Pele?

Standard Bank has sponsored the Afcon Trophy Tour of Africa, which sees Abedi Pele touring the continent with the Afcon trophy. We’re taking football to the people, and now we bring Abedi to you.

We’re lucky to have arranged a one on one interview with this legendary soccer hero and we want to share this opportunity with you. What do you want to know about Abedi? Do you want to know more about his path to success? What about the challenges of being on the road for such a large chunk of your life? Would you like to ask him about his views on football in Africa?

Uganda trophy tour - Day 3

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

Here was the final day of Standard/Stanbic Bank’s Trophy Tour in Uganda, and it had all gone by at a non-stop frenetic pace.

Sunday should be a more leisurely stroll surely? Well, not quite.

Uganda trophy tour - Day 2

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

The night must have gone by in a flash, because the events of the day before were still playing on my mind when, on Saturday morning, I embarked on day two of the Trophy Tour in Uganda.

Early morning trips took me and the rest of the group to two radio stations.

Uganda trophy tour - Day 1

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

I am back in my second home and feeling re-energised about the Standard/Stanbic Bank Trophy Tour.

I arrived in the Uganda capital last night, where I had a quick chat with the waiting press and then got much needed rest at the plush Serena Hotel before getting the show on the road this morning.

Namibia, Ondangwa - Day Two: Tuesday, 13 October

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

Adedi Pele Ayewe in Zambia

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

If there was a movie made about the second leg of my Orange Africa Cup of Nations Standard Bank Trophy Tour of Zambia that took our entourage to the rural town of Mazabuka, it would certainly be titled "A Street Called Abedi."

Botswana, Gaborone- Day One: Thursday 08 October 2009

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

It is my third visit to Gaborone and upon arrival, I headed straight for the office of Minister of Sports; Gladys Kokorwe.The minister had so many concerns with regards to Botswanan football. She wants to see Botswanan football develop and I must say that I share her concerns.

Ghana: Accra - Day 2: Saturday, 3 October

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

Ghana: Kumasi - Day one: Friday, 2 October

Abedi Pele, one of the great pioneers of Africa football, is travelling around Africa with the Afcon Trophy - taking soccer to the people. Standard Bank is sponsoring this tour - below is Abedi's account of his recent travels on the continent:

Over the period of our first Standard Bank Trophy Tour we met some big names and some of the most important personalities on the African continent, yet our second day in Ghana will remain one of the most memorable with a touch of history, class and gold!

Standard Bank Trophy Tour of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations - Angola

Abedi Pele and his team are traveling around Africa as the ambassador of Standard Bank's AFCON trophy tour. Read all about their visit to Angola.

We arrived at the Ondangwa airport at about 09h00 for the start of our Trophy Tour of northern Namibia.

There was a sizeable turnout of invited guests, dignitaries, police and the media at the airport, but luckily we were not held up too long. We were quickly escorted to our hotel the Afrika Stadt Hotel, in Ongwediva.

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