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Goalkeeper Agyei still relishing Ghana chance at 2013 AFCON finals

Daniel Agyei wants to fight his way back into the Black Stars

By Patrick Akoto

Goalkeeper Daniel Adjei is refusing to give up hopes of warming his way back into the Black Stars. 

The Liberty Professionals man  has been overlooked by coach Kwesi Appiah due to his in-activeness during the off-season.

But the 22-year-old is up and running in post for the scientific soccer lads this season and the former Ghana Under-20 star is confident of fighting his way back into the team ahead of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

“I believe now that we’re playing the league, I will find my way back into the team,” Agyei told local radio station XYZ

“I always do my best for my team and so I think I will get a recall-into the national team.”

Agyei was in goal for the Black Stars when they played against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a high-profile friendly soon after the 2010 World Cup.

He was also in goal when Ghana made history by becoming the first African team to win the elusive FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009.

He is a penalty kick stopper, agile and widely seen as the future for Ghana but must now fight for the slot with Ashantigold’s Fatawu Dauda, Philemon McCarthy of Heart of Oak and Berekum Chelsea’s shot-stopper Ernest Sowah.

Norwegian-based Adam Kwarasey is already guaranteed a place in the team.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. menim says:

    From all of the above mentioned goalkeepers which of them has ever won GOLD FOR GHANA our beloved country? Where were they at the u20 worldcup? Where were they at the all African game 2011 when Ghana won gold? How many of then has won glo premiere league? How many of them has won wafu? Akwasi Appiah after you went to China this year and drew/lost wasn’t Sowah injured? Yet you called him up for the Mali game. To talk of inability. The assistant coach Maxwell knew Daniel was training and boosting the u20 boys. Look how bad Ghana played against Liberia and lost too. Such a crappy team. It is high time to let Daniel Agyei know he too is important to us and stop playing with his confidence and trust. Ghanaians must stand up for this keeper because he has made us proud and is partially responsible for how far Ghana has become in football! Agree or disagree I don’t care this is the truth! Have made my point.

  2. yaw says:

    Chaley he be best subtitude 4 Kwara oo..tink twise

  3. menimmenim says:

    From all of the above mentioned goalkeepers which of them has ever won GOLD FOR GHANA our beloved country? Where were they at the u20 worldcup? Where were they at the all African game 2011 when Ghana won gold? How many of then has won glo premiere league? How many of them has won wafu? Akwasi Appiah after you went to China this year and drew/lost wasn’t Sowah injured? Yet you called him up for the Mali game. To talk of inability. The assistant coach Maxwell knew Daniel was training and boosting the u20 boys. Look how bad Ghana played against Liberia and lost too. Such a crappy team. It is high time to let Daniel Agyei know he too is important to us and stop playing with his confidence and trust. Ghanaians must stand up for this keeper because he has made us proud and is partially responsible for how far Ghana has become in football! Agree or disagree I don’t care this is the truth! Have made my point.

  4. kuukuphilly says:

    no question about it,adjei should be called back now.he is the best penalty saver in the country.

  5. Abena Akowuah says:

    That is the spirit Daniel. What i love about this youngman is his humbleness. He is ready to serve the country. What is wrong with the coach? Has he forgotten about him so soon? Dear coach if u are reading this, remember Daniel is one heck of a goalie.. He has soo much to offer. Don’t give up mr Agyei. Your time will come! God is about to bless you. It is well! I rest my case.