Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, called Mohammed Polo and popularly known as the “Dribbling Magician”, is a former Ghanaian international football player and arguably the most technically gifted player ever to emerge from Ghana. He was in the Ghana squad that won the 1978 African Cup of Nations held in Ghana. He was a left winger and played for Hearts of Oak in the Ghana premier league.

Mohammed Polo
Personal information
Full name: Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed
Date of birth :11 November 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth :Accra, Ghana
Playing position : Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
1972–1973
Auroras FC
1973–1979
Hearts of Oak
1979–1984
Al-Wasl
1985–198?
Hearts of Oak
198?–198?
FC 105 Libreville
198?–198?
Shell FC
198?–1992
Hearts of Oak
1992–199?
Great Olympics
National team
1973–1985
Ghana

Teams managed
1994–1995
Hearts of Oak
2003
Stade Malien
2004
Great Olympics
2013–2014
Hearts of Oak
Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Polo played youth football with Auroras in Accra before signing for Hearts of Oak. Along with Mama Acquah, Anas Seidu, Peter Lamptey and Robert Hammond, they were known as the “Fearsome Five” and formed the backbone of the team.[1] He was invited into the Black Stars at the age of 17 years. He also once played for Great Olympics football club, also in Accra. Mohammad Polo has also played in the 1980s for the famous Dubai Club, Al Wasl where the fans bonded with him and his skills instantly, and still remember the magic 20 years after his departure. Polo still visits Dubai and Al Wasl every now and then, and is seen wearing its yellow shirt in Ghana.

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