Abedi Ayew Pele, Ghanaian football legend and owner of Nania FC, provided insights into their subdued celebration after defeating Hearts of Oak in the FA Cup last Wednesday.
Despite a thrilling penalty shootout win, Pele explained that out of respect for the “Phobians,” they refrained from excessive celebration.
He emphasized their participation in the competition for enjoyment, having previously secured victories.
Pele expressed admiration for Hearts of Oak, considering them a significant team, and highlighted the collective support they received for Hearts of Oak in their childhood.
“There is no motivation, we just want to enjoy ourselves. This is an FA Cup we have won before so we were just taking our chances and we are lucky to have a good day and win the match”
“We have a big respect for Hearts of Oak, it’s a big team and we respect them much. We all supported Hearts of Oak when we were kids so we cannot enjoy. You see we have won the game but we are quiet that shows Hearts of Oak belong to all of us” he said.
Nania FC, champions in 2011, had a memorable FA Cup victory over Asante Kotoko and triumphed in the 2011 Ghana Super Cup against Berekum Chelsea.