TP Mazembe star Solomon Asante wants to make Ghana's World Cup squad

Solomon Asante

Solomon Asante

TP Mazembe winger Solomon Asante wants to chart his way back into the Black Stars for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals Brazil.

Asante made the cut for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but lost his position as a regular member of the team for the World Cup qualifiers.

The diminutive winger has been in top form for his DR Congo giants who are seeking qualification to the Group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League.

Asante hopes his form at club level can catch the eyes of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.

“Mazembe is doing well and the cohesion in the team is unbelievable, I personally am happy with my contribution and looking forward to improving so I can regain my position back in my national team,” Asante said.

“I have been in the Black Stars before and I got there by virtue of hard work so am going to ensure I continue working hard to ensure I get my position back.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. lion-fire says:

    Work hard for Russia. Now the senior boys won’t agree.

  2. kuukuphilly says:

    I hope so too but with the return of these non loyal midfielders us chances are very slim but do not give up hope because I know for sure muntari and essien are about done.

  3. Maxwell Johnson says:

    Hahahaha!! Dwarf Asante wants to go to the WC, wonders shall never end.

  4. Papadinho says:

    Kwasia world cup is not your farm!! We are not going there to weed. Stay home with a bottle of bier and support the team. Please no Juju. Because I know dauda did it to Kwarasey and u will want to do it to Kevin. Just be cool and work hard and one day u will play for the black stars when we have a friendly against Somalia.
    Bless

  5. sticky Straw says:

    The slogan for this world cup squad naming is no short players in black stars so pls tell your dwarf brother Samuel inkoom that u people are done with black stars because with this height u cannot handle Christiano ronaldo with such a short leg .thank u bro

  6. selfmade says:

    Fellas to be mighty frank with u y’all, Solomon asante is a player that Ghana needs at the WC and this is not understatement!! We Ghanaians are sometimes too judgmental and we rush sometimes into things because someone is saying that so we ll go along with him BUT I,INFAMOUS MADE, beg to differ! Have those who are insulting asante asked themselves why we have not benefited from his service at the WC? I guessed the big answer is no but rather these critics are using his size to harshly judge him which is-not cool!! The fact of the matter is that real,genius Ghanaian footballers who took the game to the zenith have the size of Solomon asante but their size didn’t prevent them from doing wonders for the nation so size alone is non stater here! Again which Ghanaian player is like crouch from time immemorial? The answer is non but if height and size alone is what is require to excel at the WC then I guess maradona, messi,Pele,odonkor,iniesta, xavi and a host of other countess players will be relegated to the background at the WC but the opposite is the case! Just a short reminder, during the afcon in south Africa, MPUTU, a player of the statue of asante torn, mesirimize and geniusly blow our defence apart which include giants as boye and akaminko!! Football is height competition tournament but BRAINS AND COMNON SENSE and Solomon asante is a classic eg of a typical Ghanaian player with a classic Ghanaian ingenuity, BRAINS!! We are not benefiting from his services because we are not utilizing him well!! HE IS AN IMPACT PLAYER AND SHOULD BE USED AS SUCH!! Finally, Anthony anane is just the same size and height as asante bt HAS WON MOST HEADERS AGAINST TALLER OPPONENTS!!!

  7. boro says:

    These days football is about putting pressure on your opponents’ defense and also when part of your attackers joined up to neutralize the midfield. This is why 4-3-3 on offensive will turn into 4-5-1 on defending in modern football. The last time I watched you play for the BS who were almost always shred off the ball anytime the BS tries to attack through you because with you size I think you have to be extra intelligent and quicker on the ball. If you are always getting infringement at not threatening area anytime we have the chance to attack that in itself slows down the pressure of the attack on the opponents’ defense. During defending too you were nowhere to help. Already your height put you at a disadvantage and therefore needs to work extra harder to improve on your flaws to compensate your size. May be you should find out what players of your size are doing different that you are not doing.

  8. selfmade says:

    @ boro… I agreed with u to some extent bt the last time asante played for us was in the afcon in south Africa and frankly non of- our players were up to the scratch! The whole tournament was a fiasco and u cannot pinpoint anyone of our players who excelled at that tournament! Solomon asante is in fact one of the most intelligent and one of the most quickest Ghanaian player alive!! These two characteristics are his attributes! We have to use him well!! He is an impact player or super sub and should be introduced at the break when the opponents are tired! Like how germany used ODONKOR in 06!

    • boro says:

      Good point brother! I was thinking the same for this guy especially your last point raised of using him like Odonkor. However, the last match was not in South Africa but he also featured in BS friendly against the Japanese. In fact he might be one of the intelligent and quickest as you said but will that be enough to dislodge Atsu who is used as a substitute in this same position? In fact in that match I did not know what happened to him but he performed so poorly to my surprise. I just hope he can get a second chance to prove himself as we really need such a player in our team.

    • boro says:

      Good point my brother! I was thinking the same way for this guy especially your last point raised of using him like Odonkor. However, the last match was not in South Africa but last featured in BS friendly against the Japanese. In fact he might be one of the intelligent and quickest as you said but will that be enough to dislodge somebody like Atsu who is used as a substitute in this same position? In fact in that match I did not know what happened to him but he performed so poorly to my surprise. I just hope he can get a second chance to prove himself as we really need such a player in our team.

  9. yuss says:

    Even in Africa you messup u are talking of world.forget.