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Sports News of Monday, 23 March 2020


Ghanaian lad Justin Kumi named in Italy U16 youth division best XI

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Sassuolo whiz kid Justin Kumi has been chosen as the best-attacking player amongst his peers in Italy's U16 League.

In a selected 11 put together by Italian website lagiovaneitalia, Kumi ranked the highest for players in his position with a rating of 62.5.

There 939 footballers in the U16 league.

Kumi has been Sassuolo's most prominent player and a regular fixture this season with 12 goals and 3 assists.

His score of 62.5 was the highest rate on the sheet.

Born to a Ghanaian father and an Italian mother, the 15-year-old has received adulation from Neroverdi fans for his entertaining displays and ebullient presence in the Youth Championship.

Kumi joined Sassuolo this season from Giorgione Calcio in Castlefranoco.

His precocious talent has already earned him a deal with kit sponsors Adidas.