Ghana and Bristol City forward, Antoine Semenyo insists he wants to be like former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and try to better the latter’s record for Ghana in the future.
He said as a young player 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.
“These 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 was handed a Ghana call-up to play for the Black Stars by coach Otto Addo but got injured at the 11th hour as he missed the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.