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2014 World Cup: Afriyie starts dreaming about call-up possibility

Published on: 09 May 2014
Afriyie Acquah

Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah insists he’s done enough to merit a place in the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup, just three days before Kwesi Appiah names his provisional squad for the tournament in Brazil.

The 22-year-old has started dreaming about making the country’s World Cup squad following his stellar performances for Parma.

Acquah has become an important piece for the Italian side this season where he has featured consistently and with just three days before Kwesi Appiah names his initial 30-man squad, the man has started dreaming about that possibility.

The hype surrounding the former Palermo star has been immense and he feels it’s time his hard work pays off.

“I am sure that every player dreams of playing at that level. I hope I can get a look in from the Ghana technical team. In my opinion, I have worked hard enough to merit one,” he said

“Ghana has a lot of good players so I do not think it is automatic for me to expect a call up.

“ If it happens, I will be so excited; it is does not happen, I will keep working harder and hope some day, I get what I desire.

I understand life and football better now and I know anything can happen at any time”.

Although a youngster, he can look back at having played four seasons in Europe.

He joined Italian club Palermo in the summer of 2010 and has gone on to play for Parma and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.


  • Boba Fett says:
    May 09, 2014 11:24 am
    I hope this new look comes with good writing
  • bruce(yes yes) says:
    May 09, 2014 11:17 am
    are right piso
  • bruce(yes yes) says:
    May 09, 2014 11:16 am
    hmmmm u deserve ur place in the team
  • Ebo says:
    May 09, 2014 12:02 pm
    Incoom is a defender whiles afriyie is a midfielder get that.
  • JAL says:
    May 09, 2014 09:19 am
    well done Ghanasoccernet for your new look
  • JAL says:
    May 09, 2014 09:23 am
    those that had been insulting and not appreciating Ghanasoccernet should at less say well done to them for the new appearances or looks
  • jnrb says:
    May 09, 2014 10:04 am
    U deserve a place in the team, and i hope the coach adds u to his team.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 10, 2014 12:25 am
    yea the new look isn't bad, but the advertisements are still drowning the content...
  • goodcall says:
    May 09, 2014 05:48 pm
    Acquah not just good player but able physically fit young blood to enforce midfield tackling and win balls from opponents. We have other able players who are young, lesss aggressive unlike Afriyie Acquah, while we all know Essien our former maestro of midfielder is not the same as he use tobe.Neither Muntari, with kpb injury unexpected. Agyeman Badu is alright, ayew has to carry more load of defending and striking just to help defense and keeper from unnecessary long strikes. I know Warris is very active player who can be all round the field, though a striker..
  • Kwabena says:
    May 09, 2014 06:22 pm
    TE-WONWONWON TE-WONWONWON THIS THE SOUND the zambian kids make when selling monkey meat. I asked and they said it means meat of our alike otoo!
  • Mumbi says:
    May 09, 2014 04:52 pm
    @Kudjoe, if captain Asamoah Gyan is ghana's favourite striker who is based in mediocre UAE, then Italy based HELENA DUADA is far much better than Gyan. I think she won't be missing penaltes like Gyan.
  • Mumbi says:
    May 09, 2014 05:12 pm
    Ghana should name a strong squad 4 WC. But active players should be given 1st priority. Patricia Asamoah, Rebecca Boateng are good midfielders while we have another good striker in Italy Helen Duada. She must be included in the team.
  • Paul says:
    May 09, 2014 01:34 pm
    Monday will tell who and who are going to Brazil.
  • FavouredOne says:
    May 09, 2014 02:44 pm
    Nice look GSN. 10 Stars! Keep it up!
  • Boro says:
    May 09, 2014 03:15 pm
    You have been one of the most consistent players this season as far as the performance of our midfielders are concerned. The interesting part is that you have not just been playing but helping the team to win matches. You deserve à call up. You once rescued the bs from the slaughter house in Malawi and know you can do it again in brazil.
  • KWABENA PISO says:
    May 09, 2014 03:32 pm
    Yes yes, Charley u are doing a work over there.
  • sammy says:
    May 09, 2014 04:02 pm
    yes he deserves a place in the final 23. This guy reminds me of Michael Essien in his prime time
  • Azzy says:
    May 09, 2014 12:35 pm
    Well done GSN for the new makeover. Really like it
  • lincopper says:
    May 09, 2014 10:31 am
    nice outlook .. and yes.. you deserved a place in the first team.. but never give up.. cos u still one of the best..
  • KWABENA PISO says:
    May 09, 2014 10:47 am
    U deserve a place in the team.
  • bin gbagbo says:
    May 09, 2014 10:54 am
    if even inkoom will be in the 30 man squad, then afriyie Acquah must make the final 23