Joseph Minala, Old-Looking Lazio Prodigy Aged 17, Pictured After Youth Cup Win

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterApril 11, 2014

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 06: Joseph Minala of SS Lazio in action during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Olimpico on April 6, 2014 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Joseph Minala, a 17-year-old at Lazio who shot to prominence in February when a picture of him looking considerably older than his official age emerged, has won some silverware at youth level with the club.

Lazio, led by coach Simone Inzaghi, claimed the Youth Cup and after the victory Minala was pictured (left) by the trophy:

Amazing picture! Lazio’s 17 year old Joseph Minala poses with the Youth Cup trophy

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Regardless of his age, Minala appears to be on an upward trajectory with the Italian club—having won this trophy, he also made his first-team Serie A debut earlier in the month, coming on as a substitute in a 2-0 victory over Sampdoria.

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