Wimbledon Forward Called up by Ghana National Team

Ghana forward Kwesi Appiah is delighted to be back in the international action after being selected for the latest round of international games by manager James Kwasi Appiah. Ghana has had a few years of struggles with the national team not performing as well as it should be. The decline of players like Michael Essien is attributed as one of the reasons. After having been consistently reaching the quarter-finalsof tournaments like the Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana have been struggling in recent years. The second place finish in 2015 is the best success for Ghana in this competition over the last few editions.

Crucially, Ghana failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and it is one of the several disappointments for the national team of late. Manager Appiah has been trying out several players in the hope of finding a winning combination and the decision to call up Appiah is largely to do with form. The Wimbledon forward has been able to score just one goal in six appearances for the national team since making his debut in 2015. However, he has been able to get a string of goals in League One since the turn of the year. He was able to score in three consecutive matches – including the FA Cup success over West Ham.

“The 28-year-old striker says that he is delighted that his recent form has earned him a place back in the team.“This is a great opportunity which I have been working towards for some time now. So I will show my worth to the team and hopefully build towards another AFCON tournament. My injuries are healed and I am training. I’m currently fit “for the task ahead",” said the striker. Ghana will be taking on Kenya in the final group of match of the AFCON 2019.