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Meet Mizak Asante: The 15-Year-Old Ghanaian Prodigy Who Has Gone Viral After Scoring Puskas Award Contender

Jack Kenmare

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Meet Mizak Asante: The 15-Year-Old Ghanaian Prodigy Who Has Gone Viral After Scoring Puskas Award Contender

It is just hours after Mizak Asante helped Golden Kicks secure promotion to Ghana's top division with one of the most spectacular individual goals in football history and the teenage prodigy is keen to make one thing very clear. "I've been scoring these kinds of goals all the time," he says.

The confident 15-year-old forward has become a viral sensation in the past 48 hours after he dribbled past four players in the club's Division Two play-off final clash against Madina-based Mobile Phone People before rounding the keeper and scoring. You can see the goal in all its glory below.

This outrageous effort meant the game went to penalties and Golden Kicks managed to pull through and book a place in Division One next season. But it was Asante's individual brilliance that grabbed the headlines. In fact, the clip has been viewed by millions on social media.

So what if I told you that the talented forward wasn't even fully fit when he made the opposition look like Sunday League players.

"I was not all that fit that is why I started from the bench," he told Asempa FM after the game. "While on the bench, I decided to prove my worth even if I get one minute in the game. I knew I was not fit but I needed one minute to perform miracles."

Not short of confidence, the Ghanaian once again showcased his mentality by suggesting it wasn't a fluke.

"I was happy when I scored that goal but it is not the first time scoring such a goal," he added. "It has come to the public space because of the tension that was surrounding the game."

Asante's talent has also been recognised beyond last weekend's fixture.

Prior to those late heroics inside the Accra Sports Stadium, a number of top European clubs had expressed an interest in signing Asante. In fact, he is reportedly on the radar of Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Genk.

Golden Kick FC chairman Joseph Epton confirmed those rumours this week when speaking to Accra radio station Onua FM.

"Before Mizak scored this goal we had already showed his highlights - and those of other players - to clubs abroad," he said. "But he was the only player we had feedback about."

Asante, who has described the links as "a dream come true" to SPORTbible, is already making serious strides in his career.

He is reportedly on the verge of receiving a call-up to Ghana's U17 squad after coach Karim Zito spoke highly of his talents in a recent interview.

"The player is a good technician and he is able to hold the ball," Zito told Wamputu Sports. "He needs guidance and must be taught how to develop his talent. He is a very good dribbler but he must be guided on when to dribble and when not to dribble.

"When they start training I will recommend him to the Black Starlets coach."

As well as impressing on the pitch, the teenager is fine-tuning his game by watching some of his idols. "I watch a lot of players but the one I like very much is Kylian Mbappe," Asante told JoyNews. "I like how direct he is with the ball and his pace as well.

"It's Mbappe I really want to play like."

Like his idol, Asante has ambitions to become the very best. "My dream is to play for my national team one day and win a trophy for them," he tells us.

Only time will tell if he can produce the goods on a regular basis.

Topics: Ghana, Football

Jack Kenmare
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