NextGenWatch: Africa’s Answer to Messi – Jean-Marie Dongou

Here is some footage of Barcelona’s highly rated forward Jean-Marie Dongou. Dongou is now 17-years-old and after being part of the Samuel Eto Foundation from a young age, he moved to La Masia to live their full time when he was 13-years-old.

In his three years at La Masia he has continued to impress, scoring at least 30 goals each season despite playing up to three years above his age group. He has developed so quickly that many people around the club have suggested he is better for his age than Lionel Messi was when he played within the academy. He has already played for Barcelona’s B side and is predicted to play for the first team in the not-to-distant future.

What we know about him…
D.O.B – 20/04/95 (Age 17)
Nationality – Cameroonian – but qualifies to play for Spain once he turns 18, due to living in the country for 5 years.
Height – 6ft 0″
Position – Forward
Preferred Foot – Right

Footage of youngster Jean-Marie Dongou playing for the famed Barcelona academy last season.

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