GHANA wonderkid Mizak Asante, 15, became a viral sensation when his stunning solo goal for Golden Kick, a definite Puskas Award contender, caused a stir on social media.
But, in truth, the teenage talent is already on the radar of the world’s top clubs.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus are just three of a number of sides keeping tabs on the brilliant forward.
Before Mizak scored this goal we had already showed his highlights – and those of other players – to clubs abroad,” Golden Kick chairman Joseph Epton told an Accra radio station after his wonder strike.
“But he was the only player we had feedback about.”
While many fans hadn’t seen Asante’s talents first hand, he certainly announced himself around the world with his goal.
Dancing through the Mobile Phone People defence in the Division Two playoff clash, he waltzed past four defenders before rounding the keeper and scoring.
The last-gasp goal meant the game went to a penalty shootout, which Golden Kick won securing promotion to the Ghanaian top flight.
After the match, Asante’s exploits made him a hero. But the confident lad couldn’t see what the fuss was all about.
“I’ve been scoring these kinds of goals all the time,” he declared.
HE WASN’T EVEN FIT
Asante started on the bench and was throw on with minutes remaining to salvage something from the game.
Instantly, he knew what he had to do.
“I was not all that fit that is why I started from the bench,” he told Asempa FM at full-time.
“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.”
The fleet-footed youngster then revealed his happiness, but insisted it’s something he has done before.
“I was happy when I scored that goal but it is not the first time scoring such a goal,” Asante added.
“It has come to the public space because of the tension that was surrounding the game.”
GHANA U17 RECOGNITION
Now, there’s a clamour surrounding Asante it won’t be long before he gets an international call-up.
Ghana U17 coach Karim Zito is already well aware of the prodigies skill set.
“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.”
But for the moment, Asante will keep on watching his idol, French superstar Kylian Mbappe to pick up tips.
“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.”
If he plays his cards right, he might just end up playing with the PSG hero one day.