Thursday, April 8, 2010

FOREIGN MEDIA ACKNOWLEDGES GHANA’S FOOTBALL LEGEND MOHAMMED POLO

One of Ghana’s most talented and living football legends Mohammed Polo has received huge media publicity recently from big international media organizations. There is no doubt in the minds of many football lovers both young and old that Mohammed Polo is acclaimed as one of Ghana’s most outstanding players ever to emerge in the football scene in the 70’s and 80’s, no doubts that he is also called the “master tactician”.

As Africa prepares itself to host the 2010 World Cup in South Africa the international press outfits are now focusing their camera lenses and microphones on former local players who through the dent of hard work have lifted the fortunes of football game on the African continent. And yes Mohammed Polo of Ghana is one among the few on the continent who have entertain and unite millions from diverse background with their style of play, inspire millions of youngsters into taking football as their professional career.

And the evidence is there for all to see and that is what moved Slovenian Broadcast Journalist Helena Milinkovic from RTV SLO – National TV to meet and interviewed the master dribbler at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex where Mohammed Polo trains up and coming talented football player inspiring to be the Essien’s and the Stephen Appiah’s. The Slovenian Television team led by their Ghanaian counterparts were thrilled by the Legends own skills with the football right on the football pitch with his boys.

In an interview with Polo on the chances of African teams in the 2010 World Cup, he was optimistic that all the five African teams would make an impact in this year world cup because of it been held here in an African soil and that alone is a motivating factor for all the African teams but stress that all the teams including Ghana should not relent in their efforts in their making the continent proud. He noted the low incentives local players and their teams receives and said if nothing is done about it by Government and its stakeholders it will go a long way to affect the future generation of football players to come.

Mohammed Polo was very much appreciative to the Slovenian Television Team for acknowledging him and seeking an audience with him and hopes that Slovenians would grow to cherish Ghanaian footballers whenever they travel to the country to ply their trade.

The RTV SLO-Natioanl TV team are in the country shooting an EU co-sponsored documentary titled ‘Raising Awareness of the development Impact of our lifestyles between Ghana and the People of Slovenia”, which would be telecast in Slovenia and other European Union Member States beginning from May 2010.
The team includes Ziva Gobbo (Focus association),Helena Milinkovic (RTV Slo – national TV, journalist) Stojan Femec (RTV Slo, cameraman),Ebenezer Parditey (EHT network, coordinator in Ghana and Benjamin Nana Appiah Acquaye a broadcast Journalist currently working with Hot digital radio UK & former news editor of Vibe FM, Ghana.
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