Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko says he has learnt from his aberrations at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to improve his stock.
The centre-back, making his tournament debut, was a bundle of nerves in Ghana’s opening Group match against DR Congo.
Akaminko failed to match the pace of strikers Dieurmerci Mbokani and Tresor Mputu Mabi at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
He cynically brought down Mbokani inside the box for a penalty which resulted in the equalizer as the match ended 2-2.
The Turkey-based says to put the lessons from his unimpressive debut in South Africa.
“I always work hard wherever I find myself. I’m not perfect,” Akaminko said.
“I’m a learner so I’m bound to make mistakes anytime but the good thing is to learn from your mistakes, master it to help keep you going.
“It was a great experience at the AFCON. But I don’t think it can have any effect on my career.
“This will only make me a great player and make my dream come true.”
Akaminko was on target on Saturday for his Turkish top flight side Eskisehirspor in their 2-2 draw with ?stanbul BB.