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Duncan hopes for Inter first team chance under new boss

Published on: 27 March 2012

By Akyereko-Frimpong Manson

Ghanaian youngster Joseph Alfred Duncan believes he stands a realistic chance of playing in the Inter Milan first team under new coach Andrea Stramaccioni.

Inter sacked manager Claudio Ranieri on Monday after a poor run of form and has been replaced with youth team coach Stramaccioni.

Duncan, a defensive midfielder, played a crucial role for Stramaccioni at the Primavera side as they won the inaugural NextGen Series, Europe's youth version of the Champions League.

The 19-year-old scored the winner in the round of 16 tie against PSV Eindhoven and converted one of the spot-kicks in the 5-3 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final.

The former Aggrey Memorial Senior High School student hopes his Serie A breakthrough could be near.

"Stramaccioni is a great manager and everybody at the youth team knows that. He saw my quality and what I can do," Duncan told

"I have a strong believe that I could be called to the first team one of these days."


  • leon london says:
    March 28, 2012 04:38 am
    24 25 ? he looks much younger than that, im 18 and i look older than him. regardless his age doesnt matter
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    March 28, 2012 12:37 am
    This chaps looks very young, not that old as some people think he is. Should be around 24-25 yrs, I mean is his real age.
  • Fred oxygen says:
    March 27, 2012 01:07 pm
    Ato i know u can do butter more training and determination go go high
  • African fifa says:
    March 27, 2012 01:08 pm
    Just keep the fire blazing the sky is the limit go my boy,but dont forget to homeland.
  • Johnny says:
    March 27, 2012 03:27 pm
    Ranieri: Don't fuck with Muntari, OK?? LOL!!!!
  • Bala nakamura says:
    March 29, 2012 09:06 am
    No matter wat Alfred, u gonna mak it. There noffin more 2 say becos i knw u a hard trainer n u play very gud futbal as well. I hop n pray dat dis coach wil let u da chance 2 exibit ur potentials n i believe in u boy. U much much betta dan da Zanetti's, Cambiasso's and da stankovic's. Mwaii baasu ba. U betta dan dem. Kudos 2 u great star.
  • Ansexta of aggrey mem.schoool says:
    August 19, 2012 11:59 am
    Ato was the best player during his college education@ aggrey n i know he can make it at Inter.