By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Potential Indomitable Lions of Cameroon forward Youssoufa Moukoko has been call up to the Under-21 national selection of German.
The native of Yaounde who holds a German passport has been drafted into coach Stefan Kuntz squad for the first time ahead of the European Under-21 tournament in Slovenia later this month.
According to the trainer the decision is motivated by the interest of both parties.
“In Youssoufa, we have an extraordinary talent in Germany, who we want to nurture with caution and accordingly to his performance. After close discussions with Borussia Dortmund, we decided to call up him up, because we think his participation will help both the team and his own development,”Stefan Kuntz is quoted by Goal.com
Moukoko who set a new appearance record in the Bundesliga in November last year and a new scorer record a month later is the youngest player to ever make the squad for the category of the national team.
The teenager who was born in Yaounde Cameroon moved to Germany less than a decade ago.
Indomitable of Lions Cameroon head coach António Conceição Da Silva Oliviera has openly expressed his admiration of the boy’s talent and revealed his technical staff were keen on getting the boy. It is uncertain if he will continue the process or not after Moukoko’s inclusion in the Germany Under-21 squad.
Going by FIFA laws, playing for the U21s of a national selection still leaves a player open to a switch of nationality.
Moukoko joined Dortmund’s academy ranks in 2016 from St Pauli and graduated to the senior squad last year and last weekend he scored his third goal in 270 minutes of football for the Club.
The Germans have been drawn in group A alongside Hungary, Romania and the Netherlands.
Kuntz’s side will open their campaign on that March 24 against Hungary before challenging Romania and the Netherlands later in a tournament they hope to better their best run in which was reaching the final appearance Spain in 2019.
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