Amiens midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey has reacted to his maiden call-up to the Black Stars team via a post on his Twitter page.
Lomotey who joined French Ligue 2 side Amiens in the ongoing summer transfer window from Spanish side Extremadura UD, has been handed his first-ever Black Stars call-up by coach Akonnor for next month’s friendly against Mali in Turkey.
The former Dreams FC and WAFU Cup winner, together with five new players namely, Kamaldeen Suleman, Benson Annan, Eugene Ansah, Yakubu Mohammed and Alexander Djiku were named in the Black Stars’ 23-man squad announced on Friday via the Ghana Football Association Facebook Live broadcast dubbed GFA News.
The budding midfielder could not hide his excitement after receiving the invitation to join the senior national team for the first time.
”Always been a great opportunity to serve in the national colours but doing so at the highest level (senior national team) is every boy’s dream. Honoured & Grateful.” Lomotey tweeted.
Below is the full 23-man squad for next month’s friendly against Mali.
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg), Richard Ati Zigi (St. Gallen), Razak Abalora (Unattached)
Full Backs: Benson Anang (Zilina FC), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting Club), Yakubu Mohammed (Azam FC), Gideon Mensah (Vitoria de Guimaraes)
Centre Backs: Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta de Vigo), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens), Kassim Nuhu (Hoffenheim)
Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Bernard Mensah (Besiktas), Baba Iddrisu (RCD Mallorca)
Attackers/Wingers: Andre Ayew (Swansea), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), John Antwi (Pyramids FC), Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Shmona), Jefferey Schlupp (Crystal Palace), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC), Kamal Deen (Nordsjaelland SC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax SC)