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Balikesirspor striker Kwame Karikari eagerly awaiting debut Ghana call

Published on: 15 February 2014
Kwame Amponsah Karikari

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghanaian youngster Kwame Amponsah Karikari says he is bidding his time to earn his first international call up with the Black Stars.

The 22-year-old striker has been in good scoring form for Balikesirspor in the Turkish second tier where he is the third highest scorer with 11 goals.

Karikari who is on loan from Swedish club AIK is now praying for an international breakthrough after receiving widespread plaudits for his consistent performances including that of Ghana goalkeeper and club teammate Richard Kingson.

“It is all about good timing. I know I can play and people who have followed my prospect know what I am capable of doing,” he said.

“The [Black Stars] team is very strong and full of senior players but I believe when given the chance I will add something to the side.

“Hopefully I will be granted my prayer by being given this opportunity and there everyone will see what I am made up of.”

Karikari moved to AIK in 2011 after an impressive season in the Ghana second tier league with Inter Allies.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ghanaman says:
    February 15, 2014 04:38 pm
    How many strikers do you know with 12 goals like he has? Stop your stupidity and ignorance dumb Ghanaians.
  • 21guns says:
    February 15, 2014 11:49 am
    We don't need strikers now,Ghana have enough strikers our defense is the problem.we need defenders like the Chan defenders who demolish Nigeria with one man down
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    February 15, 2014 02:01 pm
    He is dreaming. I guess he is taking what the 419 keeper said last week serious. Top league prayers are even ignored. I pray for Coachito because so many people are having him in their dream!
  • real sabacious says:
    February 15, 2014 04:18 pm
    @kofi why hating? If average players like Afful, Tagoe, Mahatma, kissi Boateng,s.Asante and the rest have all had their chance with the stars .why not this dude? Watched him couple of times with AIK in their Europa league and he wasn't that bad, just that the coach that time preferred playing Bangoura and other Eritrean swedish guy in attack.All that I can say is Karkari has to work extra hard if he dream of getting a place in the stars, cos he has a lot to improve in his game Just like waris.He struggled last night in their match against Psg.