Former Techiman Eleven Wonders playmaker Salifu Ibrahim is gradually becoming a reliable player for Samuel Boadu at Hearts of Oak following his recent top performances.
Even when their teams are defeated, reliable players produce a good show to distinguish themselves and their fans can always count on them to perform and that is what Salifu nicknamed ‘Di Maria’ is becoming even though he has lot more to do to reach that level.
His man of the match performance against King Faisal was yet another stellar display from the player who has 6 assists to his name this season.
In the 4 – 3 – 3 formation of Boadu against Faisal, Salifu sat at the tip of the midfield trio with Benjamin Afutu and Emmanuel Nettey as as the double pivot. This allowed the left-footed playmaker to control and dictate the game in a sort of free role and he is able to do this job with finesses thanks to his creativity and work rate.
With or without the ball, he offers a lot to this current Hearts of Oak team.