Yeni Malatyaspor midfielder Afriyie Acquah says he is targeting a return to Ghana national team after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The 28-year-old workaholic defensive midfielder was left out of the Black Stars’ squad announced by coach Charles Kwablah Akonnor in March for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double header against Sudan.
However, the games were cancelled indefinitely following the COVID-19 outbreak and the former Parma ace believes he still has a lot to offer for his country.
“I’m hoping to make a return back to the national team despite missing the first call up C.K Akonnor made,” Acquah told Sunyani-based Suncity Radio.
“I believe I’m still in his plans because he had a limited or short time to name his squad. I’m aware he went around Europe to monitor some of the players so I hope he will give me the chance when the need arises,” he added.
The 2015 Afcon finalist, also disclosed that he has missed home and his friends in Ghana especially since football has been suspended across the globe.
“It is true that I’ve missed home. Right now we are indoors doing nothing so it makes me miss home and everything that much. For my mother, she recently visited me in Turkey so I’m cool but I’ve missed other family members and friends back in Ghana and wish to be back at home and spend quality time with them,” he said.
Acquah has 36 international caps with Ghana since making his debut in 2012 and has one goal to his credit.