For fans of a nation who have the Premier League as the most watched football league across all corners of Ghana, seeing their star defender feature for one of the best clubs in England was a news to behold.
After failing to be a Chelsea great like Essien, Baba Rahman's new Schalke journey begins
Ghanaian player Abdul Baba Rahman has started training with German Bundesliga club Schalke 04. Here's to a new beginning after failing to emulate Michael Essien at Chelsea.
But things didn’t go as planned.
Fitness and getting up to speed with the intensity of the Premier League was the excuse from then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during Baba Rahman’s early days at the Stamford Bridge outfit.
A couple of errors in games, lost of trust among Chelsea fans coupled with injuries meant the Ghanaian defender was not going to be a Chelsea great like Ghana’s most adored Chelsea player ever, Michael Essien.
So, it was up to time to tell.
In January 2018, time told its story and Black Stars defender Abdul Baba Rahman signed for Schalke 04 on a long loan deal with an eye for a permanent move.
Rahman has already stared training a Schalke’s official Twitter page shared photos of their new signing getting things started with the squad.
Here are photos of Abdul Baba Rahman training with his new German Bundesliga club.
Cheers to a new beginning!