Introducing Youssoufa Moukoko: Borussia Dortmund’s 12-year-old football sensation.
Youssoufa Moukoko, may only be 12 but in him Borussia Dortmund may have found a new talent. He has been impressing with his goal scoring feats for the club’s youth team, but there’s something special about the Cameroon-born German attacker.
Borussia Dortmund have a track record of producing their own talent, Marco Reus, Mario Götze and Nuri Sahin are perhaps the biggest names to date, but the new kid on the block could be something even more special.
Youssoufa Moukoko scored two goals for Borussia Dortmund’s U17 side on Sunday. His second was from the spot after he had won a foul in the box, but his first saw him beat a defender and run 40 yards before finishing cooly into the bottom corner.
The remarkable thing about Moukoko is that he was born on November 20, 2004, he is just 12.
“I registered him with the German consulate in Yaounde [Cameroon’s capital]. The boy can’t be older because his mum, Marie, is only 28,” Moukoko’s father told Dortmund’s official website earlier this year.
His father, Joseph, lives in Hamburg and even had a court battle with former Cameroon and Hamburg player Thimothee Atouba over the purchasing of a house in Yaounde.
Last season, Moukoko played for the club’s U15s and scored 33 goals in 21 games, prompting his call-up to the U17s. Although Cameroon-born, the youngster is already on the German FA’s U15 list and an international appearance at youth level doesn’t seem far away.
If Moukoko continues to develop at this rate he could be one of the most exciting young talents the game has produced, and will no doubt have caught the eye of new Dortmund boss Peter Bosz.
In the mean time, FECAFOOT officials should already make genuine contacts with his parents to avoid losing another fine talent like; Umtiti, Ntep, Mbappe, etc. This could be the next big thing in Cameroonian football.