Bologna’s Ghanaian midfielder Godfred Donsah has been voted as one of the seven best young footballers in Italy, according to Italianfootballdaily.com.
The list includes three other African players: Guinean Amadou Diawara (Napoli), Senegal’s Keita Balde (Lazio) and Ivorian Franck Kessie (Atalanta).
Others in the list are Juventus’ Paulo Dyballa, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluiggi Dannoruma and Alberto Grassi of Napoli.
“Any Ghanaian midfielder playing in the central positions is likely to be compared with Michael Essien, one of the greatest Ghanaian midfielders of his generation,” was the citation attached to Donsah’s entry.
“However, there is something truly special about Godfred Donsah, who managed to catch the attention of Juventus and Chelsea before making the move to Bologna.
“After coming through the ranks at Palermo, he was signed for around €5 million from Cagliari in the summer of 2016.
“He may have featured only in 9 league games for Bologna this season, but he is just 20 years old and has plenty of time to establish himself as a first-team regular.”