Aduana's Caleb Amankwah not giving up on Black Stars dreams

Published on: 28 July 2020

Aduana Stars centre back, Caleb Amankwah has said he was not offended after CK Akonnor did not hand him a call up to the Black Stars.

Akonnor, the head coach of the senior national team handed a call up to four local players in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers that have been rescheduled by CAF following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

However, the Aduana Stars who has been a revelation in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League that has been truncated due to coronavirus was not handed a call-up.

The decision by the technical handlers was questioned by many football enthusiasts.

But according to Caleb, he was not offended by the decision of Akonnor but will fight to earn a spot in the Black Stars.

“I heard people saying I should have been given the opportunity because of my performance but I CK Akonnor knows what he is doing,” he told Nhyira FM.

“I was not offended when I did not receive a call-up but we hope for the best,” he added.

Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah made the cut while Ashanti Gold defender Kwadwo Amoako and Habib Mohammed of Asante Kotoko were given a look in as far as defense is concerned.

Veteran striker Yahya Mohammed of Aduana Stars was also named in the squad.