Energetic 68 Year Old Ghanaian Footballer Opens Up on Premier League Ambition; Video Drops

Energetic 68 Year Old Ghanaian Footballer Opens Up on Premier League Ambition; Video Drops

Lukman Mumuni
  • The oldest footballer in Ghana, Papa Poloo, has revealed his dreams of playing in the topflight league
  • Papa Polo plays for lower-tier side Kwahu Fodua FC in the Eastern Region of Ghana where he also works on part-time basis at a fuel station
  • Papa Polo started his career in the 60's but his dreams of playing abroad was thwarted by the civil war in Ivory Coast

Papa Poloo, Ghana's oldest footballer has revealed his ambitions of playing in the Premier League before retiring from the sport.

At 68, Papa Poloo would also beat the record of Japanese footballer Kazuyoshi Miura to become the oldest player to play professional football if he signs for a Ghana Premier League club.

In an interview with Ghana Web, the sexagenarian disclosed that Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento remains his inspiration.

Papa Poloo, Ghana Premier League, Kwahu, Oldest Footballer
Oldest Ghanaian footballer reveals dreams of playing in the Ghana Premier League. Credit: @Ghanaweb
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"Brazil's Pele inspired my football journey. I used to watch him and that has contributed to me still playing.
"I am open to play for any club interested in my services," he told Ghana Web TV.

Papa Polo plays for Division Three side Kwahu Fodua FC in the Eastern Region, and it is yet to be seen if his dreams will come true.

Papa Poloo on trial at Kwahu Fodua FC

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.

Kazuyoshi Miura joins new club at 54

The world’s oldest professional footballer Kazuyoshi Miura is still going strong at the advanced age of 54.

Miura who turns 55 in February, has signed for yet another club on loan from Yokohama FC.

Sportsbrief has learnt that the player has penned a deal with Suzuka Point Getters, a club that is interestingly being managed by his older brother Yasutoshi.