Afriyie Acquah hopes to make Black Stars return after COVID-19 pandemic


The midfielder was missing out in C.K Akonnor’s first squad as Black Stars coach but he is anticipating for a recall in future

Yeni Malatyaspor midfielder Afriyie Acquah says he is eyeing a return to Ghana national team after the Coronavirus disease pandemic.

The 28-year-old was left out of the Black Stars’ squad released by new coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor in March for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan and Principe and Sao Tome.

However, the games were cancelled indefinitely following the COVID-19 outbreak and the former Torino star believes he still has a lot to offer for his country.

“I’m hoping to make a return back to the national team despite missing the first call up C.K Akonnor made,” Acquah told Suncity Radio.

“I believe I’m still in his plans because he had a limited or short time to name his squad. I’m aware he went around Europe to monitor some of the players so I hope he will give me the chance when the need arises,” he added.

Acquah also admitted that he has missed home and his friends in Ghana especially since football has been suspended across the globe.

“It is true that I’ve missed home. Right now we are indoors doing nothing so it makes me miss home and everything that much. For my mother, she recently visited me in Turkey so I’m cool but I’ve missed other family members and friends back in Ghana and wish to be back at home and spend quality time with them,” he said.

Acquah boasts of 36 international appearance with Ghana since making his debut in 2012 and has one goal under his belt.


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