Azam FC defender Yakubu Mohammed is full of joy after being handed his debut Black Stars call-up for next month’s international friendly against Mali in Turkey.
Yakubu was part of the Ghana U20 squad that participated in the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.
The former Aduana Stars tough-tackling defender has earned a big reputation in Tanzania after becoming captain of Azam due to his good performances since joining them in December 2016 and now he has been recognized with a Ghana senior call-up.
”Happy and ecstatic to have earned my first call up for the Senior National team of @ghanafaofficial for the upcoming friendly game again MALI,” Yakubu tweeted.
Happy and ecstatic to have earned my first call up for the Senior National team of @ghanafaofficial for the upcoming friendly game again MALI 🇲🇱. #Alhamdulillah #Buffalo5 🤲🏼🐃🇬🇭🔥 pic.twitter.com/dIfJAxTerX
— Yakubu Mohammed (@yakmohammed5) September 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Akonnor has explained that Yakubu comes with exceptional qualities because he can play different roles.
“He is a new guy, known in this country very well through the ranks of Aduana Stars and now with Azam FC where he is the captain of the team,” Akonnor said.
“His situation is exceptional because he can play a lot of different positions, holding midfielder and right-back but his main position is center-back. We want to have a chance to look at him in different areas of the game.
”Have been monitoring him for over a month because they just started and the first match, he didn’t play but now he is been on top of his game.” the former Black Stars skipper added.