Ghana football legend Abedi Pele met with Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara last Tuesday to discuss football not politics.
The three-time African Footballer of the Year was at the presidential palace in Abidjan on the invitation of the head of state.
Abedi Pele was a member of Ghana President John Mahama’s entourage to their West African neighbours last week.
“We talked about football, as he loves the sport. We also talked about Ghana and my two boys in Marseille,” Ayew Pele explained his visit.
“I do not do politics. I came as a friend of the Ivory Coast.
“We had time to see each other last week during my visit with President John Dramani he was happy to see me in the delegation.”