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Why many are calling for Goalkeeper Derrick Gyebi to be invited to National Youth Team

PLAYER PROFILE: Goalkeeper Derrick Gyebi 

Derrick Gyebi is a Ghanaian football Goalkeeper. Over 3-years, he’s traded with fast-rising Ghanaian lower-tier club Mahala Football Academy. He’s being a key member of the side through their qualification from fourth-tier to the third-tier. He’s made 31 appearance since joining the side in the fourth-tier of Ghana Football, recording 17 wins with 14 cleansheets having conceded 15 times.

Gyebi is regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in his generation especially in the ongoing 2023-24 Ashanti Regional Division Two League.

He’s already recorded three cleansheets in 6 league games of the 2023-24 Ashanti Regional Division Two League.

Why is Gyebi considered the best goalkeeper in his generation?

Gyebi is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Ashanti Regional Division Two League. He is known for his athleticism, agility, and shot-stopping ability. He is also a good leader and a well composed shot-stopper with qualities of legendary Gianluigu Buffon.

What is Derrick Gyebi good at?

He is reliable on timeline situations as his reading skills on interceptions and danger line clearance is exciting.

Gyebi has good reflexes on both long range shots and close range shots. He’s the best in the league with 50/50 ball situations. He is a sweeper and excellent in aerial duels. Picking up Man-of-The-Match awards has been part of him. He has three MVP accolades in six games.

Derrick Gyebi awarded Man-of-The-Match accolade

Last season, he led Mahala Football Academy to the finals of the Middle League with excellent performance. In his age, he’s shown high level of goalkeeping abd deserves to be with the youth team of the Ghana National U-20 and U-17. He’s just unplayable when in his elements.

What is Derrick Gyebi known for?

He was often picked out by pundits as the best player in the Ashanti Regional Division Two League last season and this season is no different. A shining star throughout the many successes the team achieved during last season and last two season.

Gyebi is noted of his line clearance, blocks, passing accuracy, command, aerial challenge and ball playing skill.

Active with the ball on his feet.

Personal information

Full name: DERRICK Gyebi

Date of birth: 15 October 2006 (age 17)

Place of birth: Denkyira Oboase, Ghana

Height1.79 m (5 ft 9 in)

Position: Goalkeeper


Matches Played: Six (6)
Minutes Played: 540
Clean Sheets: Three
Goals Conceded: Three
Saves: Eleven
MoTM: Three

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