By: Akyereko Frimpong Manson
Norway-based defender Razak Nuhu says he has shifted his focus on Stromsgodset’s challenge for the Norwegian Tippeligaen title after being left out of the Ghana squad.
Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah axed the 21-year-old Stromsgodset left-back from his 21-man squad to face Malawi in the return fixture of the final qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations this month.
The former Manchester City triallist has contributed one goal and set up seven others for his team-mates in 19 appearances for Stromsgodset who trail leaders Molde by two points.
Nuhu feels being excluded from the Ghana squad will offer him the chance to achieve laurels with his club.
“I just need to concentrate on the club side because we are close to winning the league title. And it will be good achievement if we lift it because the club has not won it since 1970,” the soft-spoken versatile full-back said.
The former Right to Dream Academy starlet says he will have to work his way back into the team.
“The enthusiasm, passion and desire to represent my country is always there so I have to work hard to ensure I get a call from the manager again,” he added