Mohammed Polo Wades Into Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo Debate; Explains Why Messi Is Better Than Ronaldo

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Former Ghanaian footballer, Mohammed Polo, has waded into the Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate.

For some years now, soccer fans, pundits and journalists have been debating about who is the best player between Messi and Ronaldo.

It appears this debate won’t end now.

When asked about his view on this issue, the Ghanaian football legend chose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.

“There shouldn’t be a debate on this. These are different qualities of players. Ronaldo’s style is different from that of Messi. What makes football interesting is entertainment,” he reportedly told Ernest Brew Smith in a Ghanaweb report sighted by

“The dribbling and stuff are where you see the art of football. This is what I want to introduce because for Ghana’s brand of football there should be skills, flair, artistry, creativity and confidence.

“When you have these four the Ghanaian brand of football is complete. For Ronaldo, if he does not score, he contributes nothing. But Messi, if he doesn’t score he will create a goal, and then the art side will show. He has the artistry of football which will make people will pay to watch him,” Polo explained.

He further stated: “Of course [Messi is better], but you cannot take anything away from Ronaldo because he makes football interesting as well. Comparatively, I don’t see why they should be compared.”

Recently, a book about Mohammed Polo’s life, career and legacy, written by Nii Odai Laryea and published by DAKpabli & Associates was launched.

It was titled ‘Polo The Magnificent: The story of the Dribbling Magician’.

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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