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Celtic play 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele in under-20 match

October 4, 2016
13 year old Karamoko Kader Dembele makes an appearance for Celtic under 20s at Cappielow Greenock against Hearts Photograph © Jamie Williamson

Celtic have handed 13-year-old Karamoko Dembele his debut for their under-20 team.

The midfielder came off the bench in the 81st minute of Celtic’s 3-1 victory over Hearts in the SPFL Development League.

A report on the Celtic website read: “The diminutive playmaker didn’t look out of place and played his part in the closing stages.”

The schoolboy’s skill and talent had previously been flagged up to a wider audience in a series of online video clips.

He was named the player of the tournament at the St Kevin’s Boys club competition in Dublin when playing for Celtic’s under-15s team against West Bromwich Albion, Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona,

Celtic’s under-13s also won the Bassevelde Cup in Belgium earlier in the summer, beating Borussia Dortmund in the final, and Dembele player of the tournament then too.

Usually he is a regular in Celtic’s under-14s and under-15s.

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