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Iddrisu Baba Mohammed set to thrill African football fans

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SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing one of Africa’s top footballing sons, Iddrisu Baba Mohammed, as he continues his excellent form in La Liga this weekend.

The 24-year-old defensive midfield has been a near ever-present for Mallorca in the Spanish topflight this season, starting 25 of their 27 matches and racking up over 2000 minutes of playing time.

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His relentless hard work in the middle of the park has been one of the bright spots for Los Bermellones in an otherwise tough season.

Mallorca finds themselves in 18th place on the La Liga table – just inside the relegation zone. Yet they showed plenty of fighting spirit this past weekend, defeating Eibar 2-1 away from home to keep up their hopes of remaining in the top tier.

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Mohammed’s value lies not in his ability to pick out defense-splitting passes or shoot at goal, but in breaking up the opponent’s attack and protecting his centre-backs. He has excelled in the role so much this season that he made his Ghana national team debut in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations win over South Africa last November, and has been invited into the team again by new Black Stars coach CK Akonnor for the international break later this month.

“Baba is an important player for us, a hard-worker in as a midfielder who is reliable and able to provide defensive skills,” said Mallorca manager Vicente Moreno. “He has grown strongly as a player and I hope he can help us achieve our goal for the season.”

SuperSport viewers on DStv can see Mohammed in action this Saturday when Mallorca host La Liga leaders, Barcelona for a Round 28 clash.

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