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2014 World Cup: Spain-based striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom hoping for place in Ghana's squad

Published on: 09 April 2014
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom hopes to make it to Brazil.

Ghana striker Richmond Boakye says although he would like to be part of the squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup, he believes he still has time to be part of future tournaments.

The 21-year-old is currently in the books of La Liga outfit Elche, on loan from Italian giants Juventus and has scored four goals in 25 league appearances.

He has scored two goals in seven appearances for the Black Stars since making his senior debut against the Republic of China in August 2012.

“I’m looking to get more minutes, so I can go to the World Cup, but if I don’t go I’m not worried,” he said. “I know that I’m young and have plenty of future ahead of me.”

The former Genoa player says he is enjoying his spell with the Spanish club and reflected on his emotional state after scoring a late winner in a recent 1-0 win over Getafe.

“Elche has a fantastic group of players and every one of them has supported me,” he said.

“I was crying after scoring the goal, because it had been so long since I scored and I didn’t quite know how to react.

“I’m grateful to God and all the Elche fans. The goal wasn’t about Boakye, but all the fans and Elche players. I’m really happy for the fans, because they fill this stadium week after week.”


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Philippo says:
    April 10, 2014 04:50 am
    Boakye is better than Jordan but Dede will not play alright at the World Cup if his brother is not called
  • A concerned citizen says:
    April 09, 2014 01:37 pm
    Work hard and you will make it to Brazil
  • Sterlingz says:
    April 09, 2014 01:18 pm
    he is a young up and coming striker..still needs to mature. he didnt convince me during the Sudan and Lesotho matches when Waris was injured...even at the under 20 Assifuah was better than i think he still needs time though he scores for Elche , we shouldnt rush him to the Blackstars...
  • Boro says:
    April 09, 2014 02:34 pm
    No way!
  • Pinkus says:
    April 09, 2014 02:37 pm
    Certainly one goal cannot take a striker to the world cup. After Djan and Waris, it must be Asifuah.
  • frimpong says:
    April 09, 2014 03:18 pm
    Boakye Yiadom is much better than Jordan Ayew so i wish he make the squad to Brazil...Work Hard Boy
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2014 03:31 pm
    Assiuah has not scored a goal since NOvember. Accam is better than Assifuah and is doing better in a similar league. Boakye is in La Liga. One of the best Leagues in the world...
  • Ghanaman says:
    April 09, 2014 03:32 pm
    What has Assifuah done since that tournament. He is struggling in an Easier league while Boakye has grown over the last year. He is now far better than Assifuah.
  • Dr Who says:
    April 09, 2014 04:25 pm
    Boakye is far better than Jordan let alone Assifuah...