Greuther Furth midfielder Jamie Leweling has been called to the Black Stars for the first time by Ghana coach C. K Akonnor for the 2021 AFCON qualifying double header against Sudan next month.
19-year old Leweling made his professional debut for Greuther Fürth in the 2. Bundesliga on 28 July 2019, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute for Tobias Mohr in the home match against Erzgebirge Aue, which finished as a 0–2 loss.
“He is a young man who is all over the place with lots of teams interested in him because of what he has done. He is growing very fast. He just got a chance from the second team and now he is with the first team. He’s been a player I believe is a hope for the future.” C. K Akonnor said of the teenager on Friday evening after unveiling his 23-man squad to face Sudan on the 12th and 17th November.
“He is one of the guys that we can have because he’s young, 19 years of age and he has had the chance to play for the German national team and so we are looking at how we can also get him on board to also help us in the future. He’s somebody I believe if not today, he’s going to be the hope for our future and that’s why he’s here.” the Black Stars gaffer added.
Ghana lead the AFCON qualification group C with 6 points after picking wins over South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.