Ex-Ghana star Polo advises Essien to quit international football

Published on: 5 years ago

Ghana legend Mohammed Polo has advised Michael Essien to quit international football if it will pose problems for his health.

Essien has not played for Ghana since featuring in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Congo at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The on-loan Real Madrid player has delayed his return to the Black Stars due his fitness level after recovering from two serious knee injuries.

Last month, the 30-year-old asked permission to be excluded from Ghana's plans for the Nations Cup.

"What is happening to Essien is very sad. He was just in the process of  regaining his fitness and that allergy appeared," Polo, a 1978 Nations Cup winner, told the Finder Sports Newspaper.

"I think that he should retire if he thinks that he won’t be able to play as he used to."

"Every football player is always afraid to stop his career because playing is what he lives for; nevertheless, there is a life after football.

We have done it and I know that Essien can also do the same. He has so much to offer even after football."

Essien returned to training on Sunday after being sidelined for the past two weeks due to a allergic reaction.

He is on a season-long loan move from English Premier League Chelsea.


  • Dready
    says: 5 years ago
    Polo should shut the str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) up.he talks too much,why?
  • phillbanger
    says: 5 years ago
    Dready tell your monkey mother to shut the fuckup.do u have respect for your elders.what did he say wrong that u have to insult him.i gues u lack u lack education.i but u did not even make it past kindergatten.stupid idiot.
  • Nana Kwadwo
    says: 5 years ago
    Phillbanger or whoever you are. You are accusing Dready but look at the words you are using. To me, you all stand on the same scale.
  • sam va
    says: 5 years ago
    this polo guy talks like a radio.are u the one to yell someone to quit football?if u have nothing to say just shut up.
  • Dready
    says: 5 years ago
    Well,i do apologise but i think he talks too much.
  • gyan
    says: 5 years ago
    The is just giving his candid opinion,why insult him
  • Bengin
    says: 5 years ago
    Dready u mature....props to u 4 de apology buh is tru polo talks too much,he shd kip his mouth shut n leave essien n Ducan alone....polo suport duncan 4 him 2 b succesful
  • Mojahadine
    says: 5 years ago
    He must be broke that is why he keeps on trying to play. If he had saved all his money he should be able to retire right now while he can stand upright. A word to the wise is sufficient.