Ghana international Christian Atsu wants the Black Stars to target winning the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations tournament slated for January 2022 in Cameroon.
The winger who was a member of the Black Stars team that reached the finals of the 2015 AFCON tournament has been out of the national team for about two years.
He was the most outstanding player at the 2015 AFCON tournament which Ghana lost on penalties to Ivory Coast.
He recently disclosed having a discussion with CK Akonnor before deciding to exclude himself from international duties.
But in an interview with the Athletic UK, he indicated he is hoping to return ahead of the AFCON tournament, urging the team to target the trophy next year.
“If you look at the players Ghana has produced since we last won the AFCON (in 1982), it’s very sad,” he says.
“We must target the January 2022 tournament. If I am part of it, as I hope, I will give everything. I do not want to retire without winning a trophy for Ghana. If I do, I’ll be a failure,” he told the Athletic UK.