Germany-born versatile footballer Daniel Somuah has expressed his readiness to feature for the senior national team, Black Stars – claiming he has the quality to push the team to the highpoint of world football.
The former 1.FC Cologne player currently plays for Bundesliga 4 side Bonner SC.
“Don’t be deceived by the fact that I play for a lower tier side now; there’s only a thin line between this level and the top,” he remarked.
According to the former Under-19 Bundesliga winner, who was last voted player of the month in April 2017 – also grabbing the goal of the month in April 2021, he has the experience and mentality to help the Stars.
“I have been following the Black Stars since I was a kid and was thrilled seeing Abedi Pele and Anthony Yeboah in action those days.
“I guess my love to play for Ghana one day was inspired by the two players and other sparkling ones after them,” Somuah revealed.
The Germany-born Ghanaian started his football career at age four for a cadet club by name SV Beuel 06 till he was 15 “when I was transferred to the big club in our city Bonner SC – and played up to the Under-19 level.”
Owing to his goal-poaching ability, the versatile Somuah was signed on by 1.FC Cologne and after four seasons, moved to Bundesliga division two side MSV Duisburg where he combined roles – sometimes operating as left or right winger.
In between the teams, he banged home more than 60 goals – as a striker, attacking midfielder and defender.
Somuah has power, pace, strength and skill that puts his opponents under relentless threat – assets he would want to spray freely on the Ghana national team when given the opportunity.
“The Black Stars have been my dream and I’m ever ready to give my all and fire them to the top of world football when the opportunity presents itself,” the nearly 31-year-old versatile player told the Times Sports at the weekend.
He wished the Stars the best of luck in their endeavours, especially as regards the team’s campaign in next year’s African Cup of Nations in Cameroon and the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana has not won the Nations Cup trophy since 1982 despite playing in the finals on three occasions- 1992, 2010 and 2015.