After producing goal scoring machines in droves from the 60s to the late 90s, Ghana has been starved from proficient goal poachers in the 21st century bar Asamoah Gyan – Ghana’s all time leading goal scorer.
The country’s imminent sweat and burden is to find a capable or better replacement for the former Sunderland and Al Ain striker.
Among a pool of capable successors includes FC Nordsjaelland’s Isaac Atanga.
From the stables of the esteemed Right to Dream Academy, Atanga has made his way into the first team of the Danish side with his sublime skill set and finishing prowess.
The 19-year-old forward is highly regarded and deemed to be one if not the heir apparent to Gyan’s position.
He joined the Nordsjaelland U-19 in 2018 from Right to Dream Academy and won the Best Player Award at that level in his debut season.
He also made the most assists and was second on the top scorers chat to cap off a great year in Denmark.
Since cutting his teeth with the Nordsjaelland first team, Isaac has been in great form for the Danish top-flight outfit before the league was suspended due to the novel coronavirus.
He has been directly involved in 10 goals in 24 games for Nordsjaelland – netting seven and assisting on three occasions.
Atanga has already declared himself ready to feature for the senior national team.
“I am giving off my best and I am ever ready to play for the national team when called upon. Every player abroad will like to wear the national team jersey and give off his best”
“Should the call-up come it will also depend on my club to decide on it”, he told GHANAsoccernet.com