By Rahman Osman
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Defender Mohammed Awal has targeted to feature in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after missing out on playing at this yearâ€™s World Cup in Brazil.
The Maritzburg United centre-back played a bit-part role in the qualifiers but Ghana coach Kwesi Appiahâ€™s excluded him from his provisional 26-man squad.
Awal, who played at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, wants to chart his way back into the Black Stars for AFCON eliminators which begin in September.
â€œWell the World Cup is a big stage and itâ€™s a dream for almost all footballer and failure to make it obviously brings disappointment,â€ the former Kumasi Asante Kotoko defender told GHANASoccernet.com
â€œBut thatâ€™s football I will continue working hard and hope to be there as we bid to qualify for the world cup in 2015.â€
Awal made 22 appearances for the Team of Choice who finished tenth in the Absa Premiership.