Mohammed Polo rejects being Hearts all-time best player

Published on: 12 November 2011

By Akyereko Frimpong-Manson

Ghana legend Mohammed Polo has rejected suggestions that he is the best player ever to have played for Accra Hearts of Oak who turned 100 on Friday.

Polo earned himself a cult status at Hearts of Oak after several years of exceptional performances for the club.

Pole, tagged ''the dribbling magician'', was the inspiration behind the famous 'Fearsome Fivesome' in the mid 80s.

Some fans of the club pointed Polo as the club's most influential player of all-time.

The 1978 African Nations Cup winner told GHANAsoccernet.com there could be other players who could match his level at the club.

"I cannot say I am the all time best player because there were also others who did exceptionally well," Polo said.

"For instances during the era of the 'fearsome fivesome', there was Mahama Acquah and other players who were also great," he added.

Polo has made claims that he was better than Barcelona's Lionel Messi during his hay-days at Hearts of Oak.

 

Comments

  • JAL
    says: 8 years ago
    I am a Kotoko fan but I can boldly say YES Polo is better than Messi if they to be compered.
  • kobby
    says: 8 years ago
    who is messi ? Polo was far, far better for both club and country. If those days were to be now, he would have won the world best player award for more than three times.
  • Awudu
    says: 8 years ago
    Fearsome5 Mamah Acquah,Peter Lamptey,Anas Thunder Seidu,Robert hammond and Mohammed Polo thank you all for making us proud supporters of the Great Hearts Of Oak.Phoooooooooooooooooobia The Best.
  • inusah amadu
    says: 8 years ago
    YES,MOHAMMED AHMED POLO IS THE ALL TIME HEARTS OF OAK BEST PLAYER.EVEN THOUGH THERE COULD HAVE BEEN GREAT PLAYERS LIKE MAMAH ACQUAH,PETER LAMPTEY AND THE LIKES,JUDGING FROM WHAT I READ AND THE LITTLE THAT I SAW JUSTIFIES THAT HE IS A MASTER OF THE GAME.IF HE IS NOT THE ALL TIME BEST PLAYER THEN WHY DID JOURNALIST AT THAT TIME COULDNT FIND A WORD FOR HIS SPECTACULAR DRIBBLING SKILLS.SAYING THE DRIBBLING MAGICIAN IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED HIM 'THE DRIBBLING GOD'.MOHAMMED AHMED AHMED POLO IS A TRUE LIVING LEGEND.
  • KWESI ADALLAH ALBERT
    says: 8 years ago
    Have you all forgotten,''The dribbling Professor,the dribbling magician and the famous commentator,Harry Thompson said ''POLO TO POLO''is a GOAL.....
  • He-goat
    says: 8 years ago
    I have supported Kotoko all my life but to be frank the fearsome fivesome were the best. Kotoko also had their fair share of players but I panicked anytime they met Hearts. I salute you though nothing would make me support you.
  • Jerro,GREECE
    says: 8 years ago
    i love this comment
  • Musah Fifa
    says: 8 years ago
    the only He-goat in the world, hahahahahahahhaha.
  • kobi
    says: 8 years ago
    polo I still remember you time and hope you are better than messi thanks polo,but where is Anas Seidu and Mamah Acquah also Peter Lamptey.
  • A cool guy
    says: 8 years ago
    I Still remember the "Miracle of El-Wak where the dribbling magician conjured his magic for Hearts to win the match..Hello fans , if you want to hear the the voice of the legend Mohammed Polo kindly tune in to Genesis Radio on Sunday [Genesis sports]11/13/11 from 5.p.m.-7.p.m.Thank you.
  • lamb
    says: 8 years ago
    and adolf amarh midfeild dynamo,sam suppey he set a goal keeping record of not loseing a match till willie klutje broke that record ,tony micah,sett ampedu,nii noi thompson ofei ansah and the liltle rock hesse odamtten of blessed memory
  • lamb
    says: 8 years ago
    thank u
  • Mojahadine
    says: 8 years ago
    Yes Polo could have been better than Messi but as you know when you come from Africa, and you have a brown skin, your brand of football is not considered world class in the eyes of the Europeans who think only their brand of football is the best. A case in point 2006, Ghana eliminated US from the world-cup, yet when they were due to face Ghana again in 2010, they never even mentioned that and kept referring to Ghana as just a little country in West Africa as if we were just handed a free ticket to that event or as if we are new to football and they were went on to state how this should be an easy win for the US. I know my argument is a little offbase to this topic but it is only to make a point. USA
  • CHENO
    says: 8 years ago
    YOU HAVE SAID IT ALL MOHAJADINE
  • laka
    says: 8 years ago
    comparing polo to messi is like comparing Tico to Benz. HA ha ha you guys make me laugh
  • Old Man
    says: 8 years ago
    Never knew America was in Europe.... thanks for the geography lesson
  • P. NKRUMAH
    says: 8 years ago
    you are right. Messi is like Tico and Polo is like Benz. ha ha ha
  • Philosopher
    says: 8 years ago
    Old Man, what part of Mojahiddine's statement escaped your understanding. America absent it's homogenity is completely European in the sense that the ancestry of it's founders hailed from Europe.
  • wilson
    says: 4 years ago
    polo's wise comments. polo very impacting however, ishmael addo is a great bother.
  • wilson
    says: 4 years ago
    the football being played today, wasn't what was played in those days. even diego maradona acknowledges messi although i'm not a fan of messi.
  • wilson
    says: 4 years ago
    ishmael addo in the corner please
  • wilson
    says: 4 years ago
    anas has a villa in newtown, mama acquah passed on in the USA, PETER LAMPTEY is soldiering on in accra.