The 25-year-old German-born of Sudanese descent has mentioned that Kevin Prince Boateng as one of the players he has been looking up to as a teenager.
“His career is fascinating. Then a lot of people called me Prince in my youth. It became a kind of nickname. I used it on my profile on Facebook at the time and continued to use it on Instagram.” Says Mukhtar to Goal journalists.
Currently playing in MLS, he has made two appearances for Nashville, prior to the coronavirus hiatus. Mukhtar is eligible to play for Sudan at senior level through his father.
Kevin Boateng, just like Mukhtar was born and raised in Berlin, and started playing in Hertha. He has been capped by Germany at youth level, winning the 2014 European Under-19 Championship in Hungary.