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Missing out on Africa best award and European football is my greatest regret - Mohammed Polo

Former Ghana international and 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Mohammed Polo has revealed that his inability to win Africa Footballer of the Year and not playing for any European club is something he regrets.

Polo, popularly known in football circles as the ‘Dribbling magician’ was a superstar during his playing days but has said his failure to win the African best and not playing in Europe still hurts him.

“As a former player, the only thing I regret is my inability to play for any club in Europe. It hurts me I couldn’t prove to the Europeans that there is a player of that stature”

“The truth is that Ghanaians didn’t sell me well because I should have won the African best award about two or three times looking at my performance those days. It’s a worry I couldn’t win the African best but God knows best”

“I have been third, fourth on the African best list but at some point in time, they pull strings. Favoritism and lobbying is something that normally happens when naming African best. I didn’t win it because I had no one to lobby for me” he told Kofridua based Bryt FM.

Source: footballghana.com

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