Meet one of Ghana’s most promising Center-back: the Numbers behind Issah Baba Wahid’s illustrious Campaign
Each football season or competition provides Most promising and Discovery of the season, 2021/2022 Upper West Regional Division Two League’s obvious pick by the Fans and Connoisseurs was 17- years old dependable Center-Half Issah Baba Wahid.
The enterprising Center-Back showed glimpses of becoming a Super star in the near future as he marshaled the back line of Wa Power SC in the 2021/2022 Upper West Division Two League.
Baba Wahid played 15 games for the Dobile based side in the illustrious season of football where they only lost one game out of a total 19, a game where the opponents scored twice from the spot to clinch all maximum points showed how strong he was at the back throughout.
The youngster made 10 group stage appearances and played all 5 Middle League encounters in the best defensive side of the league by far, Wa Power SC conceded 7 goals in the 15 games Baba Wahid played amounting to 0.47 goal conceded per game.
In total His Team kept 9 clean sheets with Him on the pitch.
Baba Wahid turned destroyer to producer in the 2nd game of the season after He scored a crucial goal to claim all points in a 2-0 victory over Mangu FC, He also came close to finding the back of the net on several occasions but denied by the opponent goalkeeper and the post.
To prove He wasn’t a squad member but integral to His Team’s play, Baba Wahid was adjudged Most Valuable Player in 5 games out of His total 15, including 2 in the Middle League in crucial fixtures against Danku Simple Winners and Wa United FC.
His aerial ability and timely interceptions was the nightmare of strikers that came across Him, tackling and making blocks in danger areas alongside experienced partnership of Yakubu Nuhu proved a stumbling block for opponents.
Affectionately called ‘Benayoun’, He also plays very well with his feet and sometimes launches the attack for his Team with long accurate balls, characteristic of a proper modern day ball playing Centre-back in Coach Saeed Adinan’s set up.
Baba Wahid’s side finished level on points with eventual Champions of the 2021/2022 League but missed out on qualification due to off the field issues.
Baba Wahid can also play at right back and defensive midfield as well. At age 17, He can easily be a crucial part of the next generation of the Black Satellites squad for the WAFU and African Youth Championship games in 2024 as the Nation aims at participating in the World Youth showpiece for the first time since 2015.
His Role Models and similar type of players in the game are Thiago Silva of Chelsea FC and Brazil and Captain of Asante Kotoko Ismail Abdul Ganiyu.
Watch out for one of Ghana’s rising Stars in the near future.
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