Baba Rahman: Social Media Set Ablaze After Antony's Encounter With Ghana Defender

Baba Rahman: Social Media Set Ablaze After Antony's Encounter With Ghana Defender

Lukman Mumuni
updated at August 23, 2023 at 8:57 AM
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  • Ghana defender, Baba Rahman took his turns against Manchester United's Antony
  • The Reading left-back was in action against the Brazilian during an FA Cup game
  • Baba Rahman left Chelsea to join PAOK in the summer transfer window

Black Stars left-back, Baba Rahman has been the talking point on social media after his magnificent moment with Manchester United's Antony, during the FA Cup game against Reading.

Antony, known for his wizardry of tricks and spins in games, came up against the Ghanaian in a one-v-one situation.

As he usually does to defenders, the Brazilian, in an attempt to beat Rahman, stood for almost a minute doing his 'shake-the-body' trick, but the Ghana international cleverly defended the player from moving past him.

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Ghana defender Baba Rahman has been applauded for stopping Manchester United's Antony. Credit: @_owurakuampofo @MagnificoBaro
Source: Twitter

In a video that has been shared extensively on social media, Rahman received praise from fans after facing Antony.

Despite Rahman's performance on the night, it was the former Ajax player that had the last laugh after helping Manchester United beat Reading 3-1 to progress in the FA Cup.

Compatriot Casimero netted a brace, including a stunning strike, before Bruno Fernandes sealed victory late into the match.

How social media reacted:

@GhConcra posted:

"Antony can't dribble past even Baba Rahman. How TF did United buy this guy for 100M"

@Chelsea4eva tweeted:

"€100m Anthony could taken on finish Baba Rahman"

@orehnato added:

"He’s so funny"

@LickshotLippy posted:

"Getting locked up by Baba Rahman is crazy"

@AbisolaOyowomi added:

"Personally, if as an owner I give you money to buy a winger and you buy Antony, I'll never give you money again. He can't even beat Baba Rahman 1v1 !!"

Rahman reflects on World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Rahman has shared his experience at the World Cup in Qatar, after making a return to his club Reading FC.

The Black Stars left-back immediately joined his teammates for mid-season training ahead of the resumption of the English Championship.

Rahman played all three games for the Black Stars, as the four-time African champions exited the tournament at the group stage.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.