Felix Afena-Gyan and Kamaldeen Sulemana have been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award for 2022.
The Black Stars duo will compete with other top young footballers in the world for the coveted trophy.
In a list released by Tuttosport, the organizers of the award, Afena-Gyan and Sulemana join other 98 players for this year’s award.
The list also includes Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala.
Other players with Ghanaian descent in the top 100 youngsters list are Yunus Musah of Valencia, Frankfurt’s Ansgar Knauff, Drain Brobbey of RB Liepzig and Stade Rennais’ Jeremy Doku.
The list will be pruned as the year progresses before a final shortlist is done. The winner of the award will be named at the end of the year by Tuttosport. Barcelona’s Pedri won the Golden Boy award in 2021. The award is given to top performing youngsters below the age of 21.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Felix Afena Gyan has netted his first international goal for Ghana as they lead Madagascar 2-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Wednesday.
The AS Roma forward connected to Gideon Mensah’s ball to give Ghana a second goal at the Cape Coast Stadium.
It took the 19-year-old striker three games to score his debut goal for the four-time African champions. Kamaldeen Sulemana rated best dribbler in France.
Ghana and Stade Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana has emerged as the U21 player with the most successful dribbles in Europe’s top five leagues.
Sulemana, whose blistering start to his debut campaign at Rennes was curtailed by nagging injuries, was rated as the best dribbler in Europe.
The Black Stars winger was rated ahead of Real Madrid wideman Vinicius Junior and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies in a list of budding talents under the age of 21, according to Football Talent Scout.