By Angu Lesley
Antonio Di Salvo- the lead trainer of the Under-21 national selection of Germany has paid a visit to teenage German sensation Yousouffa Moukoko to ensure that the forward stays within their touch at the time Cameroon is luring the forward to pick the Cameroonian nationality in the game.
Moukoko who was injured during the 1-1 draw against Augsburg in last Wednesday’s German Bundesliga had a special guest this Saturday per kick442.com findings.
The goal poacher who has made 11 Bundesliga appearances this season, scoring once and provided two assists recieved the German coach barely 24 hours after Cameroon’s head coach Song came around.
The 17-year old striker whose international career has been a subject of discussion in the Cameroon media and beyond in the past two years but Germany keeps indicating interest in his services.
Germany expressed their desire to have the striker on board in the past; “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,” Germany Under-21 trainer then Stefan Kuntz was quoted by Goal.com last year.
Moukoko who set a new appearance record in the Bundesliga in November 2020 and a new scorer record a month later scored his first Bundesliga goal of the ongoing season and the fourth in two seasons in the competition is certainly a bright prospect.
The teenager who was born in Yaounde Cameroon moved to Germany less than a decade ago.
Former Indomitable of Lions Cameroon head coach António Conceição Da Silva Oliviera had openly expressed his admiration of the boy’s talent and revealed the technical staff were working on getting him on board.
Going by FIFA laws, playing for the U21s of a national selection like Moukoko for did with Germany still leaves a player open to a switch of nationality reason the German FA is not slowing efforts.
Moukoko joined Dortmund’s academy ranks in 2016 from St Pauli and graduated to the senior squad last year and has since played 15 games for the first team, scoring thrice, at 17.
Moukoko’s elder brother Borel Moukoko recently signed for Cameroon Elite One Championship side APEJES of Mfou. In all, his family has very strong ties in Cameroon, so if he confirms his availability for Cameroon, it won’t be a tough task settling in but he must first recover from his second injury of the season.
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