Papa Poloo works at fuel station on part-time basis
Kazuyoshi Miur is oldest professional footballer in the world
Ghana’s oldest footballer, Papa Poloo has shared the secret behind his energy level to play football 68-year-old.
The Kwahu Fodua FC has said he avoids a lot of meals including Jollof 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 in a video posted by Angel FM’s Saddick Adams.
Papa Polo in the video talked about his journey in football.
“I played for Okwawu United. I joined a club in Cote d’Ivoire after leaving Okwawu. I couldn’t get any club to play for after leaving Cote d’Ivoire because of 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,” he added
He also shared the story behind his name Poloo.
“I had the name at Concrete Stadium in Accra. My friends said I played like (Hearts of Oak and Black Stars legend) Mohammed Poloo so added Poloo to my name.”
Poloo plays for Kwahu Fodua FC, a third-tier side based in the Eastern region, Ghana. He is a midfielder with eye witness claiming he could play full throttle of a game without showing any signs of tiredness.
Football is his part-time job. He works as a pump attendant at a fuel station on the Kumasi-Accra Highway
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.
Watch Papa Poloo shows off his skills in the video below