Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew ‘Pele’ has mentioned former Ghana wing wizard Mohammed Ahmed ‘Polo’ as his childhood football hero.
Polo, a former Hearts of Oak great was a household name in Ghana Football in the mid 1970’s until the late 80’s.
He was a member of Ghana’s 1978 AFCON winning squad that ensured the Black Stars become the first country to win for keeps the prestigious trophy.
Polo has often been described as one of the greatest players the game has ever seen with some even comparing his exploits to the stars of today like Lionel Messi.
He was nicknamed the dribbling wizard because of his ability to easily outwit opponents with sheer skill and brilliance.
Speaking on GTV Sports Plus’ Time with the Captains show, Abedi Pele named Polo as someone he looked up to for inspiration during his early years as a juvenile footballer.
“Polo was my idol, he was everything to me, when I see Polo play it was just magical” he told GTV Sports Plus.
“The way he weaves through, the way he gives his body swerves, the way he runs”
“I was just glued at the stadium watching Mohammed Polo” he concluded.