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'African Star Was Better Than Messi'

'African Star Was Better Than Lionel Messi'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 23, 2018 06:30 PM @KurtLaduma

It has been claimed that a former African professional football was better than FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who many consider one of the greatest players of all time.

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The likes of Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele are almost always brought up when fans discuss who the best player in the history of the sport is, but perhaps supporters should remember the great Mohammed Ahmed Polo.

The Ghanaian is widely considered the most technically gifted player to ever come out of the country, but veteran coach, J. E. Sarpong, believes Polo was even superior to five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi.

“I can confidently tell you that Mohammed Ahmed Polo was better than Lionel Messi,” he told Accra FM.

“Even though there was no technology in Polo’s era to determine an offside as compared today but with the way he was playing, no player could have been compared to him if he should have played in Europe.

“He played in mostly in Africa in his days and so the world couldn’t see him see him properly.

“No doubt that Messi is a good player but comparatively, Polo was better than Messi.”

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Polo, who played most of his career in Africa, was known as the “Dribbling Magician” and was a part of the Ghana side that won the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations.

Who do you think the greatest player of all time is? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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limo10 Joined: 28 Aug 2015
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limo10 Feb 27, 2018 08:38 AM
M not sure about this Polo guy but Messi still top n usually all African great players endup in Europe why the Polo endup only playing in Africa!!!!!
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limo10 Feb 27, 2018 08:36 AM
M not sure about this Polo guy but Messi still top n usually all African great players endup in Europe why the Polo endup only playing in Africa!!!!!
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Daniel D Feb 25, 2018 07:16 PM
Actually there is no greatest footballer of all time . Messi cannot play as a keeper , Neuer is no good as a striker . For a player to be called greatest he must perform exceptionally in all respects ( defence, midfield and attack)
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THE DOUBLE TROUBLE.COM Feb 24, 2018 02:42 PM
each nd evry gud player compres to messi...all hail king messi
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Faysal Feb 24, 2018 11:17 AM
I wish I could watch him
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Schweinstriker_31 Feb 24, 2018 10:33 AM
Yoh
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Boikano Feb 24, 2018 10:28 AM
who is this buffalo?
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Boikano Feb 24, 2018 10:28 AM
who is this buffalo?
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Evergreenmessi Feb 24, 2018 09:19 AM
@Ngwato_nts well xplain i will read you seem to be ready to xplain
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Michaeltshigama Feb 24, 2018 09:06 AM
This guy is rite n even Godfrey Chitalo scored more goals in a calendar year but he was never mentioned in the same category as CR7 n Masesi
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Ngwato_nts Feb 24, 2018 08:39 AM
@Evergreenmessi dude do you even know the meaning of the word "dribble"????
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115045259 Feb 24, 2018 07:30 AM
2rue
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Golden Boots Feb 24, 2018 04:24 AM
I'm steady but surely losing interest in logging in this site and that's all thanks to the editor. Who reports such nonsense? I mean really?
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Ricworld Feb 24, 2018 03:35 AM
In your wet dreams coweditor....
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Romeo Maps88 Feb 24, 2018 01:35 AM
According to editor and the world at large one between Messi, Pele and Maradona is the GOAT but do u know where the editor flopped? By mention Polo TSI in the same sentence... What a shame editor!!
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Evergreenmessi Feb 24, 2018 01:09 AM
Dr khumalo,T molooi,M Ngubane,S Ngobese,A Mnini just these few players they dribble more than messi but Messi is by far to them with his ball control, vision and killer passes to these players they would dribble and pass to a far less effective porson even rakhale is better than Messi in dribbling but he does change games
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amdunyelwa718 Feb 24, 2018 12:06 AM
Lol hayi this cowditor, you say there were no offsides before and he only played for Africa, which means he cannot beat an offside trap and maybe he could have not last in Uerope. You just wasting our data coz you don’t even have proof
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amdunyelwa718 Feb 24, 2018 12:01 AM
Lol cowditor you are smoking weed maan
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Munangwangwa Feb 23, 2018 11:19 PM
Never heard of polo.. sounds like another fat load of bs ...
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Banda.com Feb 23, 2018 10:34 PM
Cow Editor who is this cow,he look like shabba from Zebras

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