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2022 WCQ: England-Born Striker Switches Allegiance To Ghana Ahead Qualifiers Against Nigeria

2022 WCQ: England-Born Striker Switches Allegiance To Ghana Ahead Qualifiers Against Nigeria

English Championship side Bristol City’s forward Antoine Semenyo, has finally agreed to play for Ghana ahead of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Nigeria next month, Sportsworldghana.com can confirm.

Semenyo, 22-year, who has been courted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for a long time has now accepted to represent Ghana at the senior level.

Born in London to Ghanaian parents, the attacker could choose to represent the Three Lions of England but has given his consent to play for the four-time AFCON champions after persuasion from the Ghana FA.

This season in the English Championship, the former Sunderland attacker has scored five goals and provided six assists in 17 matches for his current employers, Bristol City FC.

And he could be part of the Black Stars squad when they face the Super Eagles next month in the playoffs for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

Ghana aims at making a fourth appearance at the Mundial after three successive appearances between 2006 and 2014 but missed out on the last edition in Russia.

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  • Michel 2 years ago

    Lol,a division 3 striker , anyway it depends on who they put in our post,since we still alloy Agu as keeper trainer,we should be worried.otherwise this young striker is very very average and poses no threat.

    • Glory 2 years ago

      @ Michel I hope Junior Agogo still rings a bell. Please we should try remain humble. We keep making this grave mistake of not understanding that club football is totally different from international football in terms of players performance. Read somewhere where Super Falcons coach echoed that fact.

      • Naija 2 years ago

        You are right. Agogo Junior was playing for Nottingham Forest back then. The dude is now dead.

    • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

      You must be out of your mind….Bristol city plays in the Championship same league as have Ssmi Ajayi and other Nigerians..We have to be humble. I REMEMBER Dennis Agogo who was not known for any major contributions in his club in England but was very effective for Ghana and was the one that sent us home in the 2008 African Cup of nations

      • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

        Junior Agogo I meant may his soul rest in peace..

        • Glory 2 years ago

          Shocking!… @ Footballfanatics. I am only reading here now that Junior Agogo is dead. May his soul rest in peace.
          Anyway thanks for reminding. You see, from following Nigeria football long long time now, I have noticed a reoccurring trend we all must be careful to manage.
          1) Most times Nigeria fans/national team coaches go boasting about beating their opponents, our teams tend to lose 8 out 10 such times.
          2) Most times our national teams qualify easily from group stages amassing the maximum 9 points, we end up losing the next match in the knockout phase. Truth is, after we won all our three games amassing 9 points which thus guaranteed staying put at Garoua for the knockout phase, I knew we were in for trouble, as I struggled to find some believe that we will qualify.
          3) Most times we change the winning team, playing higher percentage of reserve players in the third game of the group stage qualifiers,haven won first two matches, we most of the time end up losing our first game in the knockout stage even if our reserves might have won that third game.
          Should I say we should just allow ourselves to draw or lose some games so we can progress far into these tournament? Lolzzz. Bro I know wetin to do oooo?
          Maybe we should always be ready to give 100% right from the start to the end, be ready to give that for 3hrs in every game whether we have been winning all previous games or not, while rudely sacking COMPLACENCY in its totality out of all our national teams.

          • Greenturf 2 years ago

            @Glory,what happens is when you drop points in group stages it generates a lot of tensions and fans outcry.The team normally gets to work,the coaches search for answers too and the team is in renaissance,a rebirth with a renewed spirit to right the wrongs which helps in it’s quest to go further in a competition.
            But a team with a 100% record in group stages,usually have a chip on their shoulder which comes back to hurt them.
            They have little respect for their opponents,they use same tactical formation that work for them in group stages.The idea is if this tactics has given us victories so far why change it?Just like you don’t change a winning team,you also don’t change a winning tactics.
            There’s also the factor of naturally losing at some point because you have been winning,so it’s always better losing at some point in the group stages where you still have a chance to redeem yourself,then having a renewed vigour to go on a winning streak.
            Egypt and Senegal dropping points in the group stages and getting as far as the finals is an example.

    • It’s the championship, the second teir, the championship is competitive even like the premier league, I don’t see it funny since more than half of Nigerian players in the premier league are heading to the championship with another addition okoye, so ekong and the rest are in the same level with the guy

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Leave them , it’s never in their dna to be humble, don’t forget we are the giant of Africa, giant without sense of direction, watch with their Amunike and Eguaveon Ghana will embarrass them home and away, guess what they will blame the officials or the pitch after the humiliation.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Impressive stats for this season. In 17 matches, he has 5 goals and 6 assists.
    Energetic striker with pace, and uses both feet well.
    Not one to be underrated. We should prepare for him and the other Ghana forwards well.

  • Ernest Ogamba 2 years ago

    Onyeka is a very good player but never had a game time at the just concluded AFCON.

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