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Kotoko wonderkid Matthew Cudjoe in Germany for Bayern Munich trials – Citi Sports Online


Kotoko winger, Matthew Cudjoe, has flown to Germany to have trials with German side, Bayern Munich, and some other teams in the country this week.

The player’s manager, Samuel Anim Addo, confirmed to Citi Sports on Sunday on their arrival in Europe.

Matthew Cudjoe has been a topic for discussion since the start of the 2019/ 2020 Ghana Premier League season.

The 17-year-old has been described as the next big thing in Ghana football and his manager at Kotoko, Maxwell Konadu as well as Asamoah Gyan have all spoken highly of the talented winger and his what his potential but his says he will not rush Cudjoe into big things just yet.

Reports have linked the player to trials with some big European clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich but Anim Addo says he will not be enticed by money to send the player away. Rather, he will ensure that Cudjoe is properly groomed for the big time.

“Matthew Cudjoe is on a development programme that we, Young Apostles, have with Asante Kotoko and so, we are making sure that we are developing him properly.

“If I had wanted to send him to Europe, I would have done so when we went to Italy for a scouting programme after the Baby Jet Football Tournament in 2018. He was the best player and the top scorer in that competition.

“People have approached me with money to let the player go but I am not interested in that. I want to see that he develops gradually and I have the patience for that.

“What makes me happy is that we are all seeing his potential and I am happy for the support and encouragement he is getting. If Brazil and the other leading footballing countries did it with Neymar, Mbappe and co, why should we not do the same with Matthew Cudjoe?”

So far, Cudjoe has played four games for Kotoko. Featuring against Legon Cities, Berekum Chelsea, Ebusua Dwarfs and Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League.

Asante Kotoko have netted three goals in 79 minutes with Matthew Cudjoe on the field in the Ghana Premier League so far.

In the other 461 minutes without the winger, the Porcupine Warriors have scored five goals.


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