Denzeil Boadu: Ghanaian starlet continues scoring run for Manchester City U18

Ghanaian starlet Denzeil Boadu scored for Manchester City

Ghanaian starlet Denzeil Boadu scored for Manchester City

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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English-born Ghanaian teenager Denzeil Boadu enhanced his reputation as one of the best young strikers at the Manchester City’s ranks by scoring for them in their 3-0 win over Leicester City in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals.

The 18-year-old, who is also a member of the City reserves squad, doubled the lead for Jason Wilcox’s boys by scoring in the 34th minute after Nemane had scored in the opener in the 29th minute.

Boadu pounced on a poor clearance before getting his shot away under the attentions of three defenders and watching the ball elude the despairing dive of keeper Smith-Varnham.

City had the chance to go even further ahead seconds before half time when Bersant Celina tried an audacious effort from long range, and the Leicester stopper had to be alert to tip the ball over the top and prevent it flying into the roof of the net.

Chances slowed after the break although Ambrose was inches away from latching on to two through-balls from Boadu, while there was a big penalty shout from the stands after Barker tumbled to the ground on the hour mark but the referee waved away the appeals.

Boadu has picked a rich vein of scoring form and his performance is delighting many at City’s youth development center.

He could be drafted into the Ghana squad for the U20 FIFA World Cup later this year.

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