Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper, Richard Attah, has revealed that the biggest morale booster in his career has been his maiden call-up to the Black Stars team two months ago for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with the Sudan, which has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Attah revealed that as an up-and-coming goalkeeper, his invitation to the senior national team was a big motivation and the realisation that he needed to work even harder to justify the trust reposed in him by by Coach Charles Akonnor.
“I will always cherish my first Black Stars call up. It was a great inspiration for me and it has even made me work harder as my effort has been recognised,” Attah told the Graphic Sports.
“This is my debut season with Hearts of Oak and I think it has been well. I feel great playing for Hearts of Oak and I will continue doing my best as it opens national team doors for me,” he added.
The 25-year-old joined the Phobians ahead of the current Premier League campaign from Elmina Sharks and quickly took over from Richmond Ayi as the club’s first choice goalie in the fourth week when his side played Ebusua Dwarfs in Accra.
Attah has been a revelation in the Ghana Premier League this season for the Phobians. In 12 league games, he has conceded eight goals but maintained a clean sheet in four matches, exploits which have helped put Hearts in the ninth position on the league log.
As his stock continues to rise, the goalie has set for himself some lofty targets with the club.
“I have my sight fixed on winning both the Premier League and MTN FA Cup with Accra Hearts of Oak. We have a great squad and I believe with hard work, it is very feasible,” he added.
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