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Mohammed Abu confident of playing at 2012 AFCON finals

Published on: 17 December 2011

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Abu is positive about making the final squad to next month's Africa Cup of Nations.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been named in a 25-man squad by Goran Stevanovic which will be slashed down to 23 after preparations in Rustenburg, South Africa.

He made his debut in October during the final qualifier against Sudan and was handed his first start against Nigeria in a friendly the same month.

"For me being named in the squad, I think it's an honour to have the chance to represent my nation at such level. So I will do what the coach expects of me," Abu told

Ghana are tipped to win the tournament for a fifth time but will face stiff opposition from Ivory Coast and Senegal.

Abu believes his teammates have the credentials to brush aside any opposition.

"The coach has named a good side everyone in the team deserves to be in the team because the coach has watched every single and named his squad.

"In January, it will be a exactly thirty years since Ghana won the last Nations Cup trophy. So we are very determined to make history and bring glory to Ghana our motherland," he added.

Abu will rejoin Manchester City to continue training with the first team after ending the season with Norwegian side Stromsgodset.

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