Posted by: westafricanfootball | 11/10/2010


Even in Ghanaian football, it is rather shocking that a 15 year old player is considered as a regular player for one of the best teams in his country. The facts are that Harif Alidu Mohammed, born 14.10.1994, has started all five matches for Asante Kotoko FC in the 2010-2011 GLO Premier League.

Mohammed is a midfielder who possesses a strong left-foot, being described as one of few natural left-footed players in Ghanaian football. He is comfortable both as a left-winger and as a central midfielder. Mohammed is already a big favorite with the passionate Asante Kotoko-fans, due to his accurate passes and impressive ball control.

Mohammed was signed by Asante Kotoko FC in the summer of 2009, apparently from a local club called “Great Warriors”. According to my statistics, he played one match for Asante Kotoko FC during 2009-2010, which proved to be a terrible season for the “Porcupine Warriors”.

The coach who signed him, Isaac Opeele Boateng, described him with the following words: “He is very good and defensively and in attack. This makes him a complete player to the demands of the modern game”. The current coach of Asante Kotoko FC, Ebo Mends, has described him as a “diamond-in-the-rough”.

From my point of view, it is way too early to predict how Mohammed will develop, but he will obviously benefit from playing next to the many excellent midfielders of Kotoko, including ball-winner Daniel Nii Adjei, skillful Jordan Opoku, in-form winger Abdul Ganiyu Haruna, the “forgotten” right-winger Ekow Benson and veteran playmaker Stephen Oduro.

Mohammed was recently included in the squad for Ghana U-17, alongside other quality talents such as speedster Joe Paul Asante from Kessben FC and attacking midfielder Yufa Zugah from Hearts of Oak SC.


  1. Thanks for this website, i hope this season’s stats are going to be well documented, too bad we can’t get to watch most of our matches live on tv.

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