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Mohammed Polo was my idol-Abedi Pele

Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has named iconic ex-Black Stars attacker Mohammed Polo as his idol.

Polo, one of the finest players to have featured for the Black Stars represented Ghana at the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations helping the team to clinch the third Cup of Nations title.

The dribbling magician as he was affectionately called carved a name for himself on the local scene with his exploits for Hearts of Oak.

Pele, who was a prospect young footballer at then could not get his eyes off a talented Polo.

“In the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations because I was the National best youth player I had a card to go to the stadium to watch all Ghana matches,” he said on GTV Sports plus.

“When I go to the stadium I only watch Mohammed Polo. Polo was my idol. When I see him play, I’ll just be glued at the stadium and watch him.

“The way he dribbles, the way he controls the ball and the way he played inspired me. I always watched him,”

Abedi Pele captained the Black Stars from 1991 to 1998 before retiring from the National team.

He further won the African Footballer of the year in three successions, thus in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

 

 

 

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Frank Darkwah

Ghanaian Sports Journalist who specializes in Sports Photography and Sports writing. Accredited CAF and FIFA photo journalist

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