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My call up is a dream come true – Kwadwo Poku


Miami FC' s Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Poku says his international call up for Black Stars’ double header against Congo in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers “is a dream come true”.

Poku said he is extremely excited that he has finally gotten the chance to fight for a place in the team in order to play before a hometown crowd in a competitive game.

“It feels great and I don't know how to describe it.

“Even at the training session, you see the fans behind us; it feels amazing and I am glad to be back home playing for the national team.

“It is a dream come true that I have come to play for my country”, the Miami FC star noted.

Poku has competed for his high school team at the Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium before, but the young midfielder says the feeling is different this time round.

“When I was a kid at Prempeh College, we used to play Milo Championships at the Baba Yara Stadium but this is a bigger moment now as I represent my country in an international assignment”.

He was hopeful his first ever call up for a competitive assignment will end on a positive note.

“Every game in this tournament is difficult and the Congolese are a good side but Ghana has a lot of talents in football. Everything is possible and we are here to make it possible to go to the World Cup”, he added.

The Miami FC midfielder’s two senior appearances for Ghana were friendly encounters against Canada and United States which were both played in the United States where he (Poku) plies his trade.

Days before the July 1 friendly against the Americans, Poku told Ghana Soccer US (www.ghsoccerus.net) that his desire to play for Ghana was not just because the team was making a trip to United States where he plies his trade but he was hopeful that he could represent Ghana in competitive games like the Cup of Nations or even World Cup.

“I am really looking forward to getting another opportunity. Not only because the Black Stars are coming to the USA again, but I am also looking at playing competitive games like the qualifiers, African Cup and the world Cup. I am always thinking about those games and I am hoping and praying that one day, it could reach my turn so I can give everything that I have to help the Black Stars”.

Poku’s dream may finally come to pass as he jostles for playing times in the upcoming home and away encounters against Congo on September 1 and September 5 respectively . And for him, this may be a perfect time for him to announce his presence on the big stage.

“Everybody wants to play in the World Cup. It is a bigger achievement to play in the World Cup, to play on the big stage with all the big players”, he reiterated.
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