Brave Defending, Excellent Passing and as Solid as Rock – ‘Alexander Djiku reminds Ghanaians of John Mensah’


Alexander Djiku has been immense for Ghana in his short time in the Black Stars team with a commanding and dedicated performances donning the famous Ghana jersey with pride.

The RC Strasbourg Alsace deputy captain has been flawless in Ghana jersey since deciding on playing for the three-time FIFA World Cup participants in his short international career.

He was a standout performer even when Ghana produced a shambolic and catastrophic display at the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon in January.

In gGhana’s game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday March 25 against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Djiku was again showed his quality with scintillating and devastating performance.

He wwas as solid as rock at the back of defense for Ghana and barely gave the Nigeria attackers a sniff at goal with some excellent defending.

He ggave most talked about in-form Africa striker, Víctor Osimhen of SS Napoli so little chances on the ball and closed every gap and space in-between the defense line.

Djiku threw his body at any missile released by the Nigerians and proved once again why he’s making a big name for himself in the French Ligue 1.

He blocked vital attempted shots on goal by the Nigerians and was always on point and first to the ball throughout the game.

His last ditch tackles was as perfect as it could ever get and made sure Ghana kept a clean sheet in the all important game.

His intellegent and seeking passing from the back even in tight angles proved very crucial in Ghana’s bulid up play throughout the 90 minutes of football against top class attackers.

He reminded Ghanaians of the good old John Mensah as Ghana kept a clean sheet for the first time in five successive matches.

The ssecond leg is on Tuesday, March 29 in Abuja which kickoffs at 5pm.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH

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