Ghanaian youth sensation Christian Atsu Twasam was awarded the best young player at the Golden People's Award at FC Porto on Monday night.

The 19-year-old whose amazing talents has been likened to Barcelona star Lionel Messi, picked up the award on the night in which Brazilian star striker Hulk, Joao Moutinho and James Rodríguez were all awarded.

The former Cheetah FC player broke into the Porto senior during the reign of now Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas and sat on the bench in last season's final game against Maritimo.

Atsu told GHANAsoccernet.com: "I received the award today and it is so beautiful. I'm very happy about it but it also sends a message to me.

"I have to work hard and meet expectations because people are now expecting me to shine."

Atsu has been farmed out to Rio Ave to gain experience and enjoy regular football action.

He won the best player of the Blue Stars/Fifa Youth Cup in June.

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Readers Comment

  • mr ghana 7 years ago

    nice one there .keep the spirit high

  • Moses Akussah 7 years ago

    more are coming,so keep the fire burning.

  • bladesman 7 years ago

    good work son keep it up.

  • KB 7 years ago

    It's good to keep the name of Ghana high..keep it up more ahead

  • Julius Dodoo 7 years ago

    Atsu is a product of the Feyenoord Football Academy where he stayed for 4 years,he joined FC.Cheetah only for 2 months.

  • Kaz 7 years ago

    I am really impressed by ghanas youth! 2014 belongs to us!

  • D LIGHT 7 years ago

    U r right lad- ur stardom have attracted more scoPes meaning u got 2 Work harder sail higher. May God favour b upon u

  • haj 7 years ago

    my advice to this boy is please dont forget to pray so hard bcz expectation was even higher when daniel addo's and co shine in '90's but nothing happen.may almighty Allah help u boy.

  • Kojo Moscow 7 years ago

    Where the str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) is Nyantakyi??? This is the neymar of Ghana soccer.. give him an invitation to the Black Stars

  • He-goat 7 years ago

    Atsu, do not listen to anybody or anything being said about you or your award. But listen to yourself. Your inner self would give you the best advice. If you listen to others and do not listen to your inner self, you are finished.

  • P.K 7 years ago

    What is the meaning of all these .....please respect yourself....Using such words is unafrican or Ghanaian

  • William Ofori-Attah, Worcester, MA. U.S 7 years ago

    What is your problem? Would you have used the 'F' word if he were to be your father? People like you are a disgrace to the nation! A word to wise is enough.

  • JK-Sasraku 7 years ago

    At 19 he is not a kid as far as football is concerned. Being likened to Messi and Neymar, he should be a starter at Porto of all clubs. If they are not giving him the playing time, then he should be elsewhere to get the necessary workout to develop further. And how come he is not in the Ghana U20 squad?

  • Patrick 7 years ago

    dont 4get d sky is d limit. hard nd ambition ends success but rememba dont be overambitious.

  • William Ofori-Attah, Worcester, MA. U.S 7 years ago

    Correction: A word to the wise is enough.

  • Robert Ghampson 7 years ago

    We must learn to respect

  • Bemol 7 years ago

    Evryday ghana fa got a goodnews yes kwesi the guy should be called into the nations under20 gudluck ghana promising starlet.

  • O.J 7 years ago

    Atsu is playin in the Portuguez league cos he is on loan n playn day in out with a lot of assist. I guess itz Rio Ave or samfin n he is their star player so take note. Ok he is incredibly gud with lot of footworks.

  • chaperone 7 years ago

    the 'f' word here is not referring to Nyantakyi but to his where about. and you kojo (Mos)cow, stio that nonsense.Nyantakyi is not omnipresent. To P,K what do you mean by 'unafrican or Ghanaian' the 'f' word is immoral worldwide.

  • J-Kay 7 years ago

    If he is that good then he should be called up into the U20 squad.

  • O.J 7 years ago

    Ma bro. he'z far better than most of the current black squad such as Tagoe,Adiyia etc so y u20. Not at all, his talent is enomous...

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