Ghanaian Teen Named in Best 60 Young Players in the World in 2022

Ghanaian Teen Named in Best 60 Young Players in the World in 2022

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Ghanaian winger Clinton Doudu has been named in The Guardian's 60 best young players in the world
  • The 17-year-old Bechem United player makes the list which was published this week, following his impressive display in the Ghana Premier League
  • The year's publication includes players born from 2005 and who are expected to reach the very top in football

Bechem United winger Clinton Doudu has made the illustrious Next Generation 2022 list of the The Guardian's best 60 young talents in the world in 2022.

The 17-year-old Ghana youth international was named by the UK news outlet following his meteoric rise in the Ghanaian top division.

In a list released this week, the Ghanaian winger is joined by four other Africans including South Africa's Luphumlo Kaka Sifumba.

Clinton Doudu, Bechem United, Ghana
Ghana youth international Clinton Doudu has been named in the 60 best young talents in the world. Credit: @442GH
Source: Twitter

Guinea-Bissau's Amadu Balde who plays for Sporting Lisbon, Beyatt Lekweiry of Mauritania and Morocco's Yassine Khalifi all make the list for the top 60 talents in 2022.

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The Guardian describes Doudu as: "A bona fide livewire with a growing reputation and a good head on his shoulders. He stayed in school late into 2022, only just undertaking his final exams. When dribbling into space he can create significant space between him and defenders, but he does need to polish his end product."

Doudu is one of the most exciting talents in the Ghana Premier League, having made his debut at just 16.

He was also a member of the Ghana U20 team, but could not make the squad for the WAFU tournament as coach Abdul-Karim Zito preferred other players.

The youngster has been linked with clubs abroad including Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon.

Bechem United winger Clinton Doudu writes BECE exams

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian footballer, Clinton Duodu is part of the students writing their Basic Education Certificate Examination across the country, starting Monday, November 15, 2021.

The 16-year-old Bechem United player will be staying away from football for a week as he concentrates on his exams.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by, the club wished the teenager well as he begins his exams.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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