Name: Benjamin Mireku
Date of Birth:11/11/2001
Position: Central midfield
Club: Tema City FC
Games 23, Goals 11
Below is a brief report on midfield gem Benjamin Mireku by talent spotter Mamadu Bobó Djalo. Between 2008 and 2011, he scouted for English Premier League side Chelsea FC. According to Djalo, Mireku could soon be a back-up for Thomas Partey in next Ghana national team squad.
Bobo Djalo’s Report:
Sometimes you have to take a step back to go forward. This has certainly been the case for the Tema City FC schemer, who under the astute Yaala has been transformed from an attacking midfielder into a deep-lying playmaker.
The Tema City coach felt that the player lacked sufficient pace to play behind the front-two, but possessed a wide range of passing and shrewd reading of the game to exploit space from a withdrawn role.
Now 18, Mireku is certainly a composed customer on the ball and his ability to retain possession could see him back-up Thomas Partey in next Ghana national team squad.
Tall and physically imposing, he may not be a fearsome ball-winner but his duties are not confined to a holding role and once in possession he can drive forward incisively before delivering a decisive pass or unleashing a thunderous drive.
Head held high and an elegant mover, it was a innate desire to have the ball at his feet that propelled the Tema-born lad through the ranks of his local club to his debut at 14 years.
Free kick 10