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Mohamed Diomande: Here's the profile of the new Black Stars player

Rangers midfielder Mohamed Diomande is one of the new faces that have been included in the Black Stars call up for the upcoming friendlies against Uganda and Nigeria.

Mohamed Diomande

Interestingly, Diomande has also been called by Cote D'Ivoire for their U-23 friendly against France.

We, at Pulse Ghana, profiled this enterprising midfielder and what he brings to the Black Stars.

Early Life

Born and raised in Cote D’Ivoire, Mohamed Diomande's journey to Rangers Football Club is a tale of talent, perseverance, and passion for the beautiful game.

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From his early days playing in the streets of Abidjan to making a name for himself at Ghana’s prestigious Right to Dream Academy, Diomande's path to professional football was marked by dedication.

Joining Rangers

Diomande's move to Rangers was announced on January 26, 2004 making him one of the most exciting signings for the club in recent times. His loan move came after a standout season in Nordjelland, where he was instrumental in his former team's success, showcasing his ability to perform at the highest levels.

He scored his first Rangers goal in a 3-0 victory away to St Johnstone on 18th February 2024.

Playing Style

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Mohammed Diomande is best described as a dynamic midfielder, known for his agility, technical skill, and vision on the pitch. His playing style is characterized by quick thinking, precise passing, and an ability to read the game, making him a vital asset in both defensive and offensive plays. Diomande's versatility allows him to play across various midfield positions, but he excels particularly in a central or attacking midfield role, where his creativity and link-up play shine through.

Impact at Nordjelland

Since joining Nordjelland, Diomande has quickly established himself as a key player in the team's midfield. His debut season was marked by several standout performances, contributing significantly to the team's domestic and cup campaigns. His work rate, combined with his technical prowess, has endeared him to the Nordjelland faithful who admire his commitment and impact on the field.

He made his professional debut on 19 February 2020 in a Danish Superliga match against AC Horsens, starting at central midfield in the 6–0 home win before being replaced in the 60th minute by Clinton Antwi.

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Diomande was subsequently praised by head coach Flemming Pedersen, who stated that "[h]e covers a large area of the pitch [...] he's a good dribbler and physically strong. When he adjusts to the Superliga, he will also become one of our most important players." He finished his first season as a senior player with 15 total appearances.

Diomande scored his first goal for Nordsjælland on 13 September 2020, the first matchday of the 2020–21 season, in a 3–2 loss to Brøndby IF.

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