Aduana Stars striker Yahaya Mohammed says he will not be disappointed should Ghana coach CK Akonnor drop him from the Black Stars team following the suspension of football activities in the country.
The former Asante Kotoko was one of the four home-based players coach Akonnor named in his 23-man squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier clash against Sudan in March which was suspended as a result the Coronavirus pandemic.
The other local players were Asante Kotoko defender Habib Mohammed, Ashantigold SC defender Kwadwo Amoako and Accra Hearts of Oak Goalkeeper Richard Attah.
Ghana was originally bailed to host Sudan at home on Monday 23 March at the Cape Coast Stadium before traveling up north to the Al-Hilal Stadium in Omdurman on Tuesday 31 March for the reverse encounter.
CAF postponed all qualification matches to November which essentially means that coach CK Akonnor will be making some changes in the initial 23 man square announced in March.
According to the dreaded striker, his inactiveness in the local league could affect his chances of playing for the Black Stars in the qualifiers but however, states he won’t be dejected should he be dropped from the squad.
”Let’ be honest to ourselves, currently, there is no football in the country and you know there are other players who have started playing football abroad and so If they are given the chance ahead of me I won’t be disappointed with all sincerity,” he told Wontumi Sports.
The Black Stars lead Group C with six points after beating South Africa and Sao Tome & Principe last year.
Below is CK Akonnor’s maiden Black Stars call-up in March:
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori – Maritzburg United, Razak Abalora – Azam FC, Richard Attah- Hearts of Oak.
Defenders: Nicholas Opoku – Amien SC, Joseph Aidoo- Celta Vigo, Kasim Nuhu – Fortuna Disseldorf, Habib Mohammed – Asante Kotoko, Kwadwo Amoako – Ashgold, Andy Yiadom- Reading, Gideon Mensah – Zulte Waregem.
Midfielders: Christopher Antwi Adjei – Paderbon, Tarique Fosu – Brentford FC, Samuel Owusu – Al Fayha FC, Andre Ayew – Swansea City FC, Mubarak Wakaso- Jiangsu Suning, Alfred Duncan- Florentia, Iddrisu Baba – Real Mallorca, Thomas Teye Partey- Atletico Madrid, Mohammed Kudus- Nordsjaelland.
Forwards: Jordan Ayew- Crystal Palace, Richmond Boakye Yiadom- Red Star Belgrade
Eugene Ansah- Hapoel Ra’anana, Yahaya Mohammed- Aduana Stars.