World Cup 2022: It’s a dream come true – Hearts of Oak forward Afriyie Barnieh on inclusion in Ghana’s final squad

Published on: 15 November 2022

Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh has described his selection in Ghana's World Cup final squad as a dream come true.

Barnieh, who been instrumental for the Phobians was included in the 26-man squad for the mundial released on Monday and will compete in his first World Cup with the Black Stars.

The Black Meteors captain was among the two-home based players to have made Coach Otto Addo's final 26-man squad for the tournament.

Afriyie-Barnieh was with his teammates and coach when the squad was announced and according to him, his inclusion in the final squad lists for the tournament is a dream come true.

“It’s a dream come true. I think four years ago, I watched the World Cup behind television and this time is my turn so it’s a dream come true”

“I am very happy because it’s a big platform and the biggest stage for every player on this earth  dream to be part of a team to participate in the World Cup. so I’m feeling very great and happy for this call up” he said.

Ghana will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.

Ghana will be hoping to progress from the group stage at this year's tournament.