Semenyo set to play for Ghana

Semenyo set to play for Ghana
Bristol City's Antoine Semenyo during the Emirates FA Cup fourth round match at The Den, London. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2021. Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Archive/PA Images

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Feb 10, 2022. 14:00

Bristol City attacker Antoine Semenyo looks set to play for the Black Stars at international level after meeting with a delegation from the Ghana Football Association, as reported by Bristol Live.

Ghanaian journalist Saddick Adams has reported that Semenyo and his parents spoke with representatives last week, and paperwork is now being processed to ensure he will be eligible for a call-up for the Black Stars’ showdown with arch rivals Nigeria in a two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff tie next month.

Born in London, Semenyo qualifies for Ghana through his mother, while his father was born in neighbouring Togo. He has yet to represent any country at junior or senior international level.

Formerly deployed as a winger, the 22-year-old has hit onto some fine form in a more central position this season, registering four goals and six assists from 16 appearances for the Robins in the EFL Championship.

Semenyo has also represented Bath City, Newport County and Sunderland in loan spells from 2018 to 2020.

The Black Stars are looking to rebuild their team after a calamitous performance at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, where they exited the tournament at the group stage.

The AFCON embarrassment saw the Ghana FA part ways with coach Milovan Rajevac. English tactician Chris Hughton is being tipped to take over at the helm of the Black Stars ahead of the clashes against the Super Eagles.

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