By Akyereko-Frimpong Manson

Ghanaian youngster Joseph Alfred Duncan believes he stands a realistic chance of playing in the Inter Milan first team under new coach Andrea Stramaccioni.

Inter sacked manager Claudio Ranieri on Monday after a poor run of form and has been replaced with youth team coach Stramaccioni.

Duncan, a defensive midfielder, played a crucial role for Stramaccioni at the Primavera side as they won the inaugural NextGen Series, Europe's youth version of the Champions League.

The 19-year-old scored the winner in the round of 16 tie against PSV Eindhoven and converted one of the spot-kicks in the 5-3 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final.

The former Aggrey Memorial Senior High School student hopes his Serie A breakthrough could be near.

"Stramaccioni is a great manager and everybody at the youth team knows that. He saw my quality and what I can do," Duncan told

"I have a strong believe that I could be called to the first team one of these days."


Readers Comment

  • Fred oxygen 7 years ago

    Ato i know u can do butter more training and determination go go high

  • African fifa 7 years ago

    Just keep the fire blazing the sky is the limit go my boy,but dont forget to homeland.

  • Johnny 7 years ago

    Ranieri: Don't str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) with Muntari, OK?? LOL!!!!

  • Maxwell Johnson 7 years ago

    This chaps looks very young, not that old as some people think he is. Should be around 24-25 yrs, I mean is his real age.

  • leon london 7 years ago

    24 25 ? he looks much younger than that, im 18 and i look older than him. regardless his age doesnt matter

  • Bala nakamura 7 years ago

    No matter wat Alfred, u gonna mak it. There noffin more 2 say becos i knw u a hard trainer n u play very gud futbal as well. I hop n pray dat dis coach wil let u da chance 2 exibit ur potentials n i believe in u boy. U much much betta dan da Zanetti's, Cambiasso's and da stankovic's. Mwaii baasu ba. U betta dan dem. Kudos 2 u great star.