Kurt Okraku, president of the Ghana Football Association, has praised legend Mohammed Ahmed ‘Polo’ for his contributions to Ghana football and for selling the brand outside of Africa.
According to him, Mohammed ‘Polo’s memory will live on in the hearts of many generations of Ghanaians and Africans.
He said this during the Launch of Polo’s autobiography titled “Polo The Magnificent: The story of the Dribbling Magician.”
Mohammed Polo has come and done his bit, it is left with me and you to also do our part in our mission to make our dear nation great and strong,
Our beloved Black Stars are in the mundial (2022 World Cup) and we will go there and make our nation great and strong and proudly defend our colours and we will go there with the one and only professor Mohammed Ahmed ‘Polo
Mohammed polo will be with us on the flight to Qatar which will be our token of appreciation. When you do your bit and sacrifice for our dear country, we will say thank you.
His memories will continue to stay with countless generations of our dear nation and Africa at large
Polo was a household name in Ghana football during his time with Accra Hearts of Oak in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a key member of the Black Stars’ 1978 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning team.
In 1977, his outstanding performances earned him a nomination for African Footballer of the Year.