Late Opoku Afriyie was a genius – Mohammed Polo


Former Accra Heart Of Oak and Black Stars legend, Mohammed Polo also known as the dribbling magician has categorically stated that the late Opoku Afriyie deserves to be celebrated because he is a he ‘won the 1978 cup of nations for Ghana’.

The football legend, Opoku Afriyie died at the age of 75.

The former Black Stars striker reportedly passed away on Sunday, 29th Match, 2020 in Kumasi.

Commenting on his death, the dribbling magician said ‘football is all about the creation of chances, scoring and win afterwards, and Opoku Afriyie had all these qualities.’

“I created the chances and he scored and therefore we won the cup of nations tournament,” he stated.

Speaking on Angel 102.9 FM’s Warm Up Sports, the living legend described Opoku Afriyie as a ‘goal getter’ because he used to score unbelievable goals.

“I must say he was a promising star for Ghana and we also sacrificed to play even though we were not protected.

“During our days, it was so amazing when it was Kotoko and Hearts of Oak game, the whole nation stood still because everyone wanted to go to the stadium,” he asserted.

He stated passionately that, although he didn’t play for Asante Kotoko, there were huge fans of Kotoko who supported him because of the way he used to play.



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