Dutch-born Ghanaian attacker Brian Adjei Brobbey scored the opening goal to power Ajax Amsterdam U19 to a 2-1 win over Lille in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon in France.
The 17-year-old powerful front-man raced de Godenzonen into a 3rd minute lead at the Area de Luchin after feeding on to a well calibrated ball from Terrence Douglas inside the area.
Brobbey, a product of the Ajax Youth system, maintained his composure to finish off for the opening goal of the game and hand Ajax their third win of the competition and help leapfrog them above the opposition.
His compatriot Kenneth Taylor added the second goal for Ajax to cushion the lead leaving the hosts with a difficult task of fighting back into the game.
Wednesday afternoon’s goal becomes the youngster’s first goal in the 2019/2020 UEFA Youth League.
Brobbey hails from a footballing family as his brothers Samuel Brobbey, Kevin Luckassen and Derrick Luckassen are all professional footballers.
He is one of hottest prospects in the Netherlands as his immeasurable gift in-front of goal has earned him numerous plaudits and raving reviews. Transfermarkt rate the player 1 million Euros despite his lack of first team football.
He has featured for the Netherlands at various youth levels and scored some fine goals however he is still eligible to represent Ghana. The West African country is the country of his parents and he could be ready to commit to his international future to the four-time AFCON winners.
In the reverse, the budding striker could also opt to pursue a dream with the Netherlands just like AZ Alkmaar striker Myron Boadu who made a dream debut for Ronald Koeman’s Orange side as he scored on his first official game for the Dutch national team.
Boadu was born to Ghanaian parents in the European nation and as it has emerged he was never contacted by Ghana officials to play for the country leading to his decision to focus his attention on the Netherlands.
One player who is also courting attention in the Netherlands is offensive midfielder John Yeboah Zamora. Yeboah, currently on the books of VVV Venlo on loan from German side Wolfsburg, scored four times for Venlo’s reserves side to highlight his quality and is one of the players who could also represent Ghana despite playing for Germany at the U17 FIFA World Cup in India two years ago.
Midfielder Elisha Owusu as well as Sparta Rotterdam attacker Ragnar Ache are both players who are also available to be called by the Black Stars coach who has told the Ghanaian media he has been working on a project to put together a new side.
By El Akyereko
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