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Ghana's Mohammed Rabiu to play 'sacrificial lamb' role at AFCON

Published on: 05 February 2013

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Rabiu is determined to go all out in the semi-final game at the 2013 Nations Cup despite being on a yellow card.

The 23-year-old risks getting suspended for the Black Stars’ final game of the tournament if he picks up another yellow card.

He got booked in the hard fought 2-0 win against Cape Verde in the quarter-final last Saturday.

Rabiu has been one of the revelations of the tournament – putting in a total dedicated performance whenever selected.

He says he is not afraid to put in the necessary tackles to help Ghana qualify for the grand-finale even at his expense.

"I am not afraid because we have a lot of players in the team as well,” the Evian TG player told

"We are 23 players – meaning everyone can play. So for me I am not thinking about my yellow card, I only want to help the team to win and qualify for the final.

"So I will be going into the next game with full confidence and ensure we make it to the final."


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • JOHNSAM says:
    February 05, 2013 07:35 pm
  • jb says:
    February 05, 2013 07:41 pm
    dont get RED.....
  • Ty says:
    February 05, 2013 07:56 pm
    Ghana vs Mali for third place position as usual.
  • David slays Goliath says:
    February 05, 2013 08:01 pm
    Shut-up its Naija vs Burkina Faso Group C and the GREENS RULE!!!
  • David slays Goliath says:
    February 05, 2013 08:03 pm
    Ty u so right cheers my man!!
  • selfmade says:
    February 05, 2013 08:15 pm
    I like that boy... he seems to be a real soldier and don't fear hu!! Not the fucking bitches and cowards like vorsah,boye and gyan!!!! Do scared and always nervous!!! Wakaso too gotta that spirit and has no respect for opponents and the other players should learn from these two!!! Viva the revolution
  • Kofi Osae-Attah says:
    February 05, 2013 10:28 pm
    I say ghana and nigeria what a final that would be two bigest rivcals in africa going head to head
  • Franciel says:
    February 06, 2013 01:09 am
    change him for D.BOATENG, he got more experience and control skills