Ghanaian International winger Samuel Kwame Owusu says winning the Africa Cup of Nations is a long-cherished ambition.
The 24-year-old who plays for Al Ahli Jeddah on loan from Al-Fayha, last month, scored his first International goal for Ghana in a 5-1 win against Asian Champions Qatar, in Antalya, Turkey.
Owusu made his Ghana debut in June 2019, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 loss to Namibia.
The speedster tells Ghanafa.org in an interview about how it feels to score for Ghana, the need for patience in the rebuilding exercise, winning the AFCON and more:
”C.K is a very good coach and so I just want to plead with Ghanaians to give him time to put the team in good shape. I can assure Ghanaians that with CK, we can bring the AFCON to Ghana because he is a very good coach. Even giving new players to prove their quality, I think he is good because I like coaches who give the younger ones a chance to play and express themselves.”
Commenting further, Owusu stated that beating Sudan in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier next week will ginger the four-time African Champions of qualifying for the AFCON finals in Cameroon.
”For me as a player, I want to be at the AFCON to see whether we can bring the cup back to Ghana and so for now I think we have to beat Sudan in Ghana because we have already taken the first 6 points. Scoring Sudan in Ghana will ginger us to qualify for the AFCON. For now, my concentration is to qualify for the AFCON first.”
He concluded by saying: ”I want to plead with Ghanaians to give the players and the coach time because we have a new coach and some new players. In football sometimes you win and sometimes you lose so I plead with Ghanaians to have time with us and with that, we are going to do our best for the Nation.”