Rabiu Mohammed could replace Essien in Ghana squad

Published on: 6 years ago

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana youth international Rabiu Mohammed is line to be drafted into the Black Stars to replace  injured Michael Essien, GHANAsoccernet.com understands.

The 20-year-old could be called up for next month's international friendly against Nigeria and the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland in September.

GHANAsoccernet.com sources say the 2009 Fifa Under-20 World Cup winner is regarded as a like-for-like replacement for the Chelsea ace who is out of action for six months.

Mohammed was rewarded with a three-year-deal this month by French Ligue 1 side Evian Thonon-Gaillard after impressing on loan last season.

He played for Ghana's Olympic team in the first leg 3-1 defeat to Nigeria in the All Africa Games qualifier.


  • Kenneth County
    says: 6 years ago
    Drafted into the Black Stars squad for the next matches? Yes. Rabiu would be another of the 2009 U-20 heroes who makes it into the Black Stars if that happens. But I think there are a number of other budding stars available to Plavi who could be a perfect replacement for Michael in a starting line up. Nevertheless, I wish Rabiu all the best.
  • kassbak
    says: 6 years ago
    That chap is full of power and confidence.
  • Abroad
    says: 6 years ago
    How can he replace Essien. Essien is defensive minded while Rabiu is offensive minded for any to replace Essien then is Afriyie Acquah of Palermo
  • kossovo
    says: 6 years ago
  • Mikael Fante
    says: 6 years ago
    kossovo u dey diss for here? aagy3? don't do that. who's the fool.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 6 years ago
    @Abroad,Rabiu is a versatile midfielder.He can play in both defensive and offensive midfield,but i think there are so many better midfielders that can be perfect replacement for Essien.
  • Awudu
    says: 6 years ago
    @Maxwell name those better midfielders let see if they worth replacing Essien.