Yakubu Mohammed is one of the young uprising talents to emerge from the region reminiscent in his eye catching displays in Ghana’s second tier. The speedy attacker has been compared to Spanish sensation , Pedro Rodriguez, due to his playing style and ambidexterity on either foot.
From the royal family (Wa Nayiri) in the upper west region , Yakubu arrived onto this world on at the turn of the millennium. His rise to stardom was so rapid and conspicuous with many already hailing his framework, stature and eye catching barricades of attacks that belies a teenager. The prince-turned-footballer had done enough to earn himself regional heroism.
Standing at 5ft 10 inches , the physical compact nature of the 17 year old compliments his quick feet and eye for goal.
Well known as Pedro in the region and beyond, he possesses blistering pace, incredible dribbling abilities, quick feet that allows for skilful manoeuvre to evade defenders.
Pedro likes taking on opponents from wide areas and good at cutting in with his powerful right foot which always make it difficult for defenders to deal with him.
The lively Pedro was an ever present figure for Wa Dark Horses FC, the Upper West Region sole representative in the ongoing GN Bank Division One League in the country prior to their qualification from the Division Two League. Pedro scores dozens of goals and assists to aim them their prestigious slot. Yakubu Mohammed made 12 appearances for his mother club, Wa Dark Horses FC, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists before making a move to fellow northern rivals R.T.U in the second round of the ongoing GN Bank Division one League. His six assists in 7 appearances so far is a testimony of his creativity so far.
Yet to establish himself in the elite league in the country, Mohammed is going to be one of the stars to watch out as well as the new rising star in the Upper West Region after the likes of Wa Allstars Captain Hafiz Adams, Iddrisu Abdul Nafui, Ishmael Ganiu – formally of Wa Allstars, Imoro Ibrahim of Bolga Allstars and many others in their football endeavors.
Upper West is proud of you, Yakubu Mohammed – Pedro Rodriguez
Written by : Pelpuo Osman