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Richmond Boakye-Yiadom plays down Ghana debut heroics

Published on: 15 August 2012

Teenage striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom says scoring on his Ghana debut is not enough to earn him a place in the team.

The 18-year-old came off the bench to head in the equalizer in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with China in Xi'an.

Boakye-Yiadom might have justified his inclusion in the Black Stars squad for next month's 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi in Accra.

But the Juventus new signing is staying grounded and admits he needs to do more.

"It is too early to judge. There are so many players around and the only thing is to train hard and focus on whatever you want to do in life," Boakye-Yiadom said.

"The rest of them I will just leave to the almighty God to decide my fate."

In April 2010 Boakye also scored on his Serie A debut for Genoa.

He came off the bench as a substitute and scored the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with Livorno.



This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • iddrisu says:
    August 16, 2012 05:47 am
    this has got a bright future he shd jst work hard nd be ambitious.
  • iddrisu says:
    August 16, 2012 05:47 am
    this dude has got a bright future he shd jst work hard nd be ambitious.
  • Catman says:
    August 16, 2012 05:52 am
    Well done! Keep it up. Ghana must have more skillful strikers than just one or two. Now we have four strikers, Gyan, Boakye, Waris and Clottey. I'm waiting for Ransford Osei
  • michael Dc says:
    August 16, 2012 09:13 am
    Good job maestro boakye yiadom, i believe u av prove ursef nd surely de gud lord ll position u wer u belong. God bless boakye yiadom nd God bless GH!!!
  • Henry Godfred Okraku Sam says:
    August 16, 2012 11:24 am
    He should work hard score more goals and get more playing time at the club level
  • MAWUDEKA says:
    August 16, 2012 11:27 am
    this a fantastic beginning for the young chap just stay focus