Yesterday the US U18 Men’s National Team defeated Ukraine for the Vaclav Jezek International Tournament title. The young American’s won 1-0 from a goal from hot shot U18 #10 Mukwelle Akale, who was later named the Tournament’s Top Player.
Akale, who’s with Spain’s Villarreal after signing a youth pre-contract, has been in superb form. He’s now won Top Player awards in two of Europe’s most competitive tournaments, the Vaclav Jezek and Copa del Atlantico in Spain earlier in 2014.
Reports were that tournament officials, reporters and scouts began calling the diminutive playmaker the “American Messi” to which Akale responded to reports “just call me Kwelle.”