Ghanaian forward Antoine Semenyo has revealed that he is aspiring to be like Asamoah Gyan as he hopes to play more games for the Black Stars.
He said he’s also hoping to be better than the former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and try to better the latter’s record for Ghana in the future but admitted that would take time.
Semenyo said he always looked up to the all time Ghana top scorer and the African Footballer with more goals at the World Cup.
Semenyo is yet to represent Ghana and revealed in an exclusive interview with Happy FM that he hopes to be like Africa’s all-time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup and go beyond his legacy in the colours of the Black Stars.
“I would say Asamoah Gyan,” Semenyo said when quizzed about who from the Black Stars team influenced him.
“As a young boy watching Ghana, he was obviously the person everyone looked up to. He was the striker that scored the goals and as a young player for me, I also want to score goals as well so every time I watched him he scored goals and I was like, ‘I want to be like him.
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“So I am aspiring to be like him and hopefully I can be better than him – that will come with time.”
According to him, despite being approached by England to play for them, he feels it is only right to represent a country he belongs.
“England has come here and there but Ghana is where I belong,” he added.
“Those narratives [of black magic in the Black Stars] do not matter to me. I just want to play for Ghana and represent my home country.”
The 22-year-old is expected to be involved when the Black Stars begin their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
He has this season in the English Championship got 20 goals involvement after scoring 8 and providing 12 assists.