Ibrahim, a product of Right to Dream Academy, was not part of Ghana's success at u-17 Africa Cup of Nations but coach Paa Kwesi Fabin decided to include him in the final squad because of his devastating pace down the flanks for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
But with the tournament still ongoing, Ibrahim has set his sights higher and that is representing current premier league champions in future.
“My ultimate dream is to play for Chelsea, just like Hazard. I think the Premier League is a brilliant platform and in five years, my target is to represent the Blues.”
Ibrahim has been a live wire for Ghana in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. He wreaked havoc on the Colombian defense from the left flank and it was his goal that handed Ghana victory. He was able to switch flanks effortlessly during the match. When asked about his style of playing, he said he drew inspiration from his idol Eden Hazard, the Chelsea and Belgium star.
”I am a huge fan of Eden Hazard. In my opinion, he is one of the best wingers in the world. I always try to learn from his performances,” he said, beaming.
Ghana have qualified for the next stage of the competition, but Ibrahim has set his sights higher. He hopes to follow in his idol’s footsteps by playing for the Premier League champions.
”My ultimate dream is to play for Chelsea, just like Hazard. I think the Premier League is a brilliant platform and in five years, my target is to represent the Blues.”
From Sammy Heywood Okine