Christian Atsu is destined to become the new super star of Ghanaian football, according to music legend Amakye Dede.
The 19-year-old has left an imprint in the minds of local fans after impressing in Ghana colours in his last four appearances.
The Porto whiz kid was the star of the show when the Black Stars beat Malawi 2-0 in the first leg of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier on September 8 at home.
His excellent ball control and movement intertwined with amazing technical ability has left his name pop up on the lips of many Ghanaian fans.
While many such youngsters have emerged on the local scene but flattened to deceive, the Ghana music icon is in no doubt the rising star will become one of the greatest players to have graced the football pitch.
“I have watched the national teams for a long time, but that Atsu guy has such an immense talent that amazes me.” Dede told Sunyani-based Storm FM
“I would kindly want the football authorities to keep a close eye on that boy and guide his career very well because he is the biggest ever thing that can happen to us if he continues with it.
“He’s so skillful and very much talented that I was totally taken aback the first day I watched him because most players have come and gone but his dribbling skills and composure surpasses all.
He added: “At this age that he can do all these things in a senior national team jersey, I think we should boost his confidence and the authorities must try and guide him and if he lives his life well, he can be the best of this generation.”
Atsu has been in devastating form for the Portuguese giants where he has been preferred as a substitute.