Ghana’s Oldest Footballer Papa Poloo Seeks New Team at Age 68; Video Drops

Ghana’s Oldest Footballer Papa Poloo Seeks New Team at Age 68; Video Drops

Isaac Darko
March 11, 2022 at 1:14 PM
  • 68-year-old Ghanaian footballer Papa Polo is undergoing trial with third division club Kwahu Fodoa FC
  • Papa Poloo does not play in a professional league, however, he is the oldest active footballer in Ghana
  • The World’s oldest professional footballer is Japanese, Kazuyoshi Miura, who plays for Suzuki Point Getters at age 54

A 68-year-old footballer - believed to be Ghana's oldest - is on trials at third-tier side Kwahu Fodoa FC.

Papa Poloo, from Kwahu Fodoa in the Eastern Region of Ghana, started playing football in 1966 when he was 12.

The Sunday league player hopes his 56-year career is not over and he is undergoing trials in a bid to push for a deal with the third division club.

Ghana’s Oldest Footballer Papa Poloo Seeks New Team at Age 68; Video Drops
Poloo is on trial at Kwahu Fodua FC, a third-tier side based in the Eastern region. Credit: @saddickadams
Source: Twitter

In a video tweeted by Sports Journalist Saddick Adams, Poloo revealed how his football journey started.

"I played for Okwahu United. I joined a club in Cote d'Ivoire after leaving Okwawu. After that, returned to Ghana because I didn't get any club to play in Cote' d'Ivoire because of the war.
When I was in school, our teachers used to tell us that football can help us travel abroad. So I wanted to play football and travel abroad. I was progressing if not for the war I would have gone far.

Polo added that he is cautious with the kind of meals he eats to keep his body in the right shape for his footballing activities.

'I don't eat anyhow, like jollof rice and the likes,' he said.

According to local reports, Poloo is a midfielder who can play the entirety of a match without showing any signs of tiredness.

Football is his part-time job, on a regular basis, he works as a pump attendant at a fuel station on the Kumasi to Accra road.

Amateur Footballer Hospitalised After Attempting Ronaldo’s ‘SIU’ Celebration

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that five-a-side player ended up in hospital after attempting Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous “siuuu” celebration.

Ronaldo’s celebration involves him running to the corner twirling his finger, jumping, twisting in the air and landing with a flourish.

The celebration is often mimicked by fans and players, some of whom nail it while others stumble a bit.

This player was definitely in the latter group as his attempt to replicate the move ended with him landing awkwardly on his left foot and falling over.

He was then transported to the hospital where he was treated, and even ended the evening with a beer and pizza.

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