By Patrick Akoto
Asante Kotoko striker Kofi Nti Boakye believes he has done enough to merit a call-up into the national team.
The former Liberty Professionals and Heart of Lions speedster impressed for Kotoko last season where he scored some important goals to help the club clinch their 21st League title.
Boakye formed a fearsome partnership with Nathaniel Asamoah in the first half of the season before he combined effectively with Ben Acheampong and Ahmed Toure when Asamoah secured a move abroad.
The Black Stars will tackle lowly-ranked Malawi in a two-legged tie for the 2013 African Cup of Nations in September and October and the 25-year-old wants Coach Kwesi Appiah to look in his direction.
“I am ready to play for the Black Stars. Most of them who are playing now were my colleagues. They just had the opportunity,” Boakye said.
“I’m more than capable of wearing the national colours and I will jump to the chance if it presents itself.
But the dream of the workaholic attacker could be short-lived following the return of Asamoah Gyan to the team.