Footballers who are good in taking free-kicks, corner kicks and even penalties are not easy to come by. Such players are deemed very special and important for their clubs and are mostly counted upon to do the magic in difficult moments.
It takes something extra and special to score a free kick, whether from long-range or right outside the 18-yard box, these players can find the goal. The ball will dip, swerve, curve or rocket past the keeper and take the breath away.
At the mentioning of dead-ball specialists, names like Diego Amando Maradona, Juninho Pernambucano, David Beckham, Ronald Koeman, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi easily come to mind, not forgetting Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Pierre Van Hooijdonk, Wesley Sneijder, Clarence Seedorf and Luis Figo.
But there is this budding and talented midfielder in the Western Regional Football Association’s division two league who could take over the world by storm with his incredible dead-ball abilities. His name is Peter Arhin and plays for Bis Paradise in the Western Region.
The 19-year old midfielder, affectionately called ‘Etoo’ by his teammates, is scoring goals from dead-ball situations for fun in the division two league and has rose to become the fans favorite despite playing his first season for Bis Paradise.
Peter Arhin is an attacking midfielder who can play on the flanks and with his amazing height can fit in as a defensive midfielder and in difficult situations as a centre-back. His passing is superb, particularly his ability to play through balls that provide chances for others in the final third.
Arhin has provided seven assists in twelve matches in the division two league which is a remarkable tally that underlines his unselfishness and his credentials as one of the best young creative midfielders around.
He seems to thrive on laying on chances for others, and prospect of him supplying the attackers of Bis Paradise with goalscoring opportunities.
Peter Arhin is very creative and also has the desire to contribute to the defensive side of the game. As a playmaker capable of occupying a central role, he can also play wide, drifting inside of either flanks.
His passing is much dangerous in a No. 8 position and his crossing is also excellent, meaning he can cause damage from wide areas too.
Arhin is a naturally gifted footballer with superb touch and technique that marks him out as one of the best young players in the country.
Even in his first season, Peter Arhin has showed flashes of brilliance. His free-kick goal against Sekondi Hasaacas in the division two league had many talking about him.
He is a right-footed, has excellent vision, is a good set-piece taker and has the confidence in possession needed to be a creative force.
His vital statistics this season is seriously impressive, scoring eight goals with seven assists in twelve matches. Four of his goals are from free-kicks and two from direct corner kicks and his ability to score regularly from midfield is highly valuable.
Peter Arhin joined Bis Paradise before the commencement of the 2022/23 league season after leaving Kasoa-based Green Plus FC.
He told Kyfilla.com‘s Kenneth Abban Jnr in an exclusive interview that FC Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta and Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne are his role models.
“Since childhood, I have been watching Iniesta and Kevin De Bruyne a lot. I love how they play, control the ball and give incisive passes and I want to be like them. I watch their videos before and after training. They are the best at their positions and I look up to them as a young footballer”, Peter Arhin who dreams of playing for Spanish laliga giant FC Barcelona said.
If you are a team or scout wanting a young talented midfielder and a dead-ball specialist, the video of Peter Arhin uploaded below should convince you enough.