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Ghanaian Joseph Jackson eyes Black Stars call from Nigeria

Published on: 26 September 2011

Ghanaian defender Joseph Jackson has set his sights on earning a Black Stars call-up after aiding Nigerian side Heartland to win the Federation Cup on Sunday.

The former Heart of Lions man starred against Enyimba as Heartland run away with a slim 1-0 win the oldest competition in the country at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

The left-back wants to join the list of Ghanaian players whose impressive displays in Nigeria secured them places in the Ghana national team.

"I was in the Under-23 team some years back, but I'm good enough to play for the Black Stars,'' Jackson told

"Some journalists called me from Ghana before the match and I told them confidently that the Cup is for Heartland

"This will earn me more recognition as I seek for a place in the Black Stars."

Ghana's famous goalkeeper Edward Ansah and full-back John Benson won the Cup at Leventis United.

The duo of Arthur Moses and Kwesi Bonsu couldn't win the Cup with defunct Stationery Stores, but were invited based on the performance in the league and Cup.

Enyimba’s legendary goalscorer Joetex Frimpong, who remains the only foreigner to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award was a Cup winner in 2005.


This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • Saxcee4u says:
    September 26, 2011 05:54 pm
    U shdve been a deadly striker, but all the same good luck.
  • Ricky says:
    September 26, 2011 07:41 pm
    Apuu nigeria. Those ppl suck at football so 4get and make sure u dun learn 419. Stationery stores fc. Waa look at some team.
  • Saxcee4u says:
    September 26, 2011 09:10 pm
    @ricky Bwahahahahahaha u made me laugh.
  • Bemol says:
    September 26, 2011 10:29 pm
    Joseph how dear u underrate us like dat u must be joking give us a break.
  • He-goat says:
    September 26, 2011 11:09 pm
    This is the confident Ghana needs. You are welcome. Do not be dscouraged about the negative comments from those negative people above. Nigeria or Niger work hard and black stars is yours. They are not God. If Mousa Narry can play in Niger and be invited to the B/S then you are more than qualified. Remmember, Nigeria asked Adebayor to go and play basketball when he voluntarily presented himself to play for them, and today they are bitting their fingers. Work harder and you will be th, he-goat told you so.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    September 27, 2011 03:42 am
    @Ricky,you've really cracked me up.Hahahaha!Dude you're very funny.He-goat plz check your facts well,Mousa Narry wasn't invited to the B/S when he was playing in Niger.It was rather when he was playing for Etoile Sportive Du Sahel of Tunisia when Claude Leroy invited him for that 4 nation tournament in 2007 before the 2008 Afcon on home soil.That was the time he helped Etoile Sportive Du Sahel to win the Caf CL league after beating Al-Hahly 3-1 in Cairo.After his exploits for the Tunis club he was transferred to AJ Auxerre.He is now on loan @ Le Mans in the French ligue 2.Actually his real name was Moses Naah but then he had to change it to Moussa Narry due to Muslim influence in Niger when he went to ply his trade there.
  • AA says:
    September 27, 2011 03:56 am
    so rightnow every player is eagerly trying to play for the black stars but the players should put it in mind that is only 11 players qualify to play for the black stars
  • Riquelme says:
    September 27, 2011 07:02 am
    @Ricky, continue showing ur hatred 2 9ja. But, d truth is dat nigeria has a beta and organised league dan urs.
  • Riquelme says:
    September 27, 2011 07:25 am
    Let ghana give him this opportunity, he will surely grab it with both hands. @bemol, u heard and saw wht the writer said. yes dis is not d first time a player vrm d nigerian league will be making his debut 4 ghana and i pray dis would not be d last.
  • Riquelme says:
    September 27, 2011 08:08 am
    @He-goat. Adebayor is not patient enough dat'z why he plays 4 togo. And, we dont regret his decision b'coz we have so many strikers in the team.
  • Old animal says:
    September 27, 2011 12:56 pm
    Is this a cruel joke!!!