GFA hopeful Kwadwo Asamoah will resume Black Stars career

GFA hopeful Kwadwo Asamoah will resume Black Stars career
Kwadwo Asamoah

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday May 31, 2017. 16:00

After three years out of Ghana’s national team, the country’s FA is hopeful they can convince Kwadwo Asamoah to return to the team.

The 28-year-old Juventus player has not appeared for the Black Stars since their defeat to Portugal in the 2014 World Cup.

The versatile midfielder has battled against career-threatening injuries but appears to have regained his fitness this season, helping Juve win yet another Serie A title and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Asamoah earlier this year asked to be excused from the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon, explaining that he wants to focus on his club career.

Now GFA vice president George Afriyie is hopeful that they can convince the player to resume his Black Stars career and add to the 69 caps he has accumulated.

"I know [previous coach] Avram Grant tried. Avram went to see Kwadwo on several occasions trying to convince him to come back,” Afriyie told KweséESPN.

"He has gone through some turbulent times, injuries here and there, and all that.

"Thankfully now he has recovered fully and is playing very well. Let's give the new coach [Kwesi Appiah] the chance to also try to get him back.

"Fortunately, he will be coming home and I will take that opportunity to talk to him and see if he is ready to come back."

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