SuperSport has crowned Sassuolo’s Ghanaian attacker, Kevin-Prince Boateng, African Footballer of the Month.
In the past month, he has scored three goals in four Serie A appearances for the Green and Black side, helping them reach the Champions League places by the end of the fifth round.
The 31-year-old has often been a controversial figure, but in recent seasons he has matured into a consistently excellent performer in Europe’s top leagues and his return to Serie A with Sassuolo has been an unqualified success thus far.
There have even been calls for Ghana national team coach James Kwesi Appiah to recall Boateng to the Black Stars – despite the pair having a major falling out at the 2014 World Cup.
“It’s time for Kevin-Prince Boateng to be given a national team call-up due to his form at Sassuolo,” former Ghana international Solar Ayew told Aseda FM,” Even though he has been absent from the Black Stars for a while, Kwesi Appiah should be courageous enough to invite him.”
Boateng has also impressed off the field, with his mature assessment of the comparison between superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi making headlines in the past week.
“For young people who are football players, Ronaldo should be the best in the world. He is the best example to look at because he trains to the fullest and has talent,” the Ghanaian said in regards to the Portuguese, who now finds himself at Juventus.
Other African stars who have performed strongly this season include Sadio Mane, who has moved out of the shadow cast by Egyptian Mohamed Salah to be Liverpool’s key attacking player in recent weeks, while Mubarak Wakaso’s consistency has helped Deportivo Alaves perform beyond all expectations in La Liga, helping them reach the dizzying heights of third place at the time of writing.