By Patrick Akoto
Berekum Chelsea striker Emmanuel Clottey wants to replicate his club form at the international level.
The 24-year-old considered as an out-and-out striker is part of the 30-man squad that has been invited into the Black Stars ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zambia due to his impressive performance for Chelsea.
His physical presence in the Chelsea line up has accounted for their historic qualification to the money zone of the Caf Champions League where he has emerged as the leading goal scorer in the continental competition with 7 goals.
The former Odense BK attacker is eager to step up to the plate and prove himself at the international stage.
“Naturally every player will be happy to get a call into the national team and I think my performances has earned me that feat,” Clottey said
“I came in the second half against Sudan during the qualifiers to the 2012 Nations Cup and I believe I didn’t perform badly.
“But another window of opportunity has been opened to me and so I am determined to take it and stake a claim for myself.
“There are many qualities players in the list released but I am sure we’ll all fight to get into the team.
“It’s all in the interest of the nation and the individual as well. There are thousands of footballers who are desirous and so for you to get such a life time opportunity, you would want to put up your best show,”
He will have the likes of Jordan Ayew, Emmanuel Baffour, Dominic Adiyiah and Benjamin Acheampong to contend with.