Jordan Ayew ended his seven-month-long Twitter hiatus with a heartful message to his dad on his birthday.
Black Stars legend Abedi Ayew Pele turned 55 on Tuesday, November 5 and was celebrated widely on social media by fans, journalists and players.
One message to the former national team captain would have meant more to him than most, as it came from his last born, Jordan Ayew.
Jordan, whose last two tweets prior to Tuesday were in March and then even further back in 2018, posted a picture of himself as a kid, being pushed in a three-wheeler by his father.
“Happy birthday to my idol, Number one Maestro! Love you and may Allah give you many more years!” he tweeted in addition.
The Crystal Palace forward is the last of Abedi’s four children and the third to have taken up football like their father, after Ibrahim Ayew and Andre Ayew.
Happy birthday to my idol, Number one Maestro!
Love you and may Allah give you many more years! pic.twitter.com/7r9Li5thPC
— Jordan Ayew (@jordan_ayew9) November 5, 2019
Several posts thanking the former player for his service to the nation dominated social media on Tuesday, with a number of others reminiscing his extraordinarily successful playing career.
🎊🎉 On this day 1964, a legend was born!!
Happy Birthday Abedi Ayew Pele 🎊🎉 pic.twitter.com/rhGRdafcB6
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 5, 2019
ABEDI PELE : All his AFCON goals
— AfricaFootballClassics (@AfricaClassic) November 5, 2019
Abedi Pele was unstoppable at Olympic Marseille 🙌
Check out some of his best goals and skills with the French club
Happy birthday, legend 🇬🇭🎂 pic.twitter.com/1yB9r9vSRX
— Old Ghana Football (@OldGhanaFootie) November 5, 2019
— 138 Ghana (@138ghana) November 5, 2019
Happy Birthday Abedi Pele – The Pride of Paga – Nania FC Guru. Age with grace 🎉🎊🎉🎂🎉🎊🎉🎂 pic.twitter.com/Zy3gaMKbNR
— #Emmanuel Hanson (@Ehansoni1) November 5, 2019
Happy Birthday to African & Ghana Football Legend 🇬🇭, Abedi Pele! pic.twitter.com/k10LUO2OEp
— PFAG (@PFAGofficial) November 5, 2019
Abedi Pele was a serial winner in his career for both club and country. He won the French Division twice in 1991 and 1992 before crowning it off with the UEFA Champions League the next year.
Abedi enjoyed success with the Black Stars as well, winning the African Cup of Nations in 1982 and three straight WAFU titles, from 1982.
Abedi Ayew Pele became the first Ghanaian in 13 years to be named African Footballer of The Year when he won the prize in 1991. He then went on to win the award twice more in the next two years.