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Ghana prodigy Baba Rahman rated among best talents in the world by Bundesliga coach

Published on: 15 February 2013

Ghanaian teenage prodigy Abdul Rahman Baba has been rated as one of the best young players in the world by coach of his German top-flight club. 

The 18-year-old, who plays for Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga, is causing waves in the tough German league with his performances in his debut season.

Baba, who joined the club at the start of the season from Ghanaian side Kotoko, profited from the injury to experienced defender Henry Schmidtgal at the left-back position.

The performances of the Ghanaian defender in the last two league games against giants Bayern and Schalke 04 has got the big teams in Germany droning.

The left-back was seen as the best player over Bayern’s Thomas Mueller and Schalke’s experienced Jefferson Farfan, prompting Greuther Furth coach Mike Büskens to rate him among the best talents in the world.

"He has got extraordinary potential. I've never seen an 18-year-old who has got so much talent and still developing," Buskens said when praising the Ghanaian youngster.

Baba has also expressed confidence in his ability insisting he will continue to develop.

"I'm still a young guy. I'm stronger with every game and I can achieve anything in football."

Back in the summer, top clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal and Napoli tried to sign the Ghanaian youngster before Furth guaranteed him first team action.

He is signed with Fürth until June 2017.


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • elvis says:
    February 16, 2013 01:32 pm
  • MUSAH FIFA says:
    February 15, 2013 06:19 am
    when Ghana is looking for this very position for long time look at it here in Germany, where are our spies? they were paying them for nothing, this boy have to be invited to the Black Stars now to solve the problem of our left full back.
  • Godsent says:
    February 15, 2013 07:36 am
    My brother Musah, this guys at elm of affairs knows very well about dis boy. The coach Kwesi Appiah invited de boy to friendly against Cape verde in Potugal before de Afcon 2013 but as to why de boy did nt show up remain questions to answer from de F.a. protocol officer because de information some us gathered from de boy's club is that der was an invitation nd club also comfirm nd released de boy bt no ticket was sent or letter to de reason why de boy did not travel to Potugal. this are questions nid to answerd some day. God bless Ghana.
  • John says:
    February 15, 2013 08:14 am
    I think he will be the best person to fill that position in future,for now let us give him time to mature bcos we did the same with Masauwudu and nearly destroy him.May be in about 12 months time looking at the rate at which he's developing he will become an asset to the BS.
  • Dr Who says:
    February 15, 2013 09:53 am
    I watched this guy play for Kotoko last season as they won the league & I have no doubt in my mind that he will be an asset for the nation in future.I agree with John that we need to give him a season or two to mature well.I simply love his height as a left full back.Our monitoring team should keep an eye on him.
  • nwankwo says:
    February 15, 2013 10:05 am
    stupid smelly and ugly ghanaians
  • mojahadine says:
    February 15, 2013 10:07 am
    Your writing stings. Just stop this nonsense and write your english clearly. This is a disgrace.
  • mojahadine says:
    February 15, 2013 10:13 am
    What are you talking about? If he is playing for his team then why not play for the Black Stars if he is that good as everybody claims. Are you kidding me that he will be destroyed just because he gets to play for a national team? Your point does not make any sense
  • bota says:
    February 15, 2013 10:15 am
    Are you one of the scam artist from Nigeria?
  • texas says:
    February 15, 2013 02:19 pm
    @nwankwo : we all know that your country naija and your people are the dirties on earth. Take a look at Lagos and Ibadan.....very dirty cities....the least said your tribe ibos the better. Don't you bring yourself nwankwo.
  • texas says:
    February 15, 2013 02:22 pm
    Naija has more ugly people....if you don't know now you senseless bastard.
  • john says:
    February 15, 2013 02:58 pm
    sometimes you guys just makes news so that these players are just invited.
  • JAH JAH says:
    February 15, 2013 04:15 pm
    @nwankwo i dont blame you i blame that stinking pussy that you came out from. Stupid Fool.
  • Kay says:
    February 15, 2013 05:23 pm
    Over to you Sellas Tetteh. He is only coach that can effectively nurture this talent. God bless Ghana.
  • Nasara says:
    February 16, 2013 07:17 am
    @john are u tell me dat u are blind to e kind of player he is,honestly am disappointed in u 4 not having e eyes to c e talent he ve