“I’ll catch the eye of the Ghana coach when the Egyptian league resumes” - Francis Akwaffo

The ex-Black Meteors midfielder is commending the Black Stars coach for his open policy and believes with time he can break into the national team
A former Kumasi Asante Kotoko winger Francis Akwaffo, who plies his trade with Egyptian side Al Ittihad, is certain he can get a Ghana call-up when the Egyptian league resumes.

“It is good that coach Kwesi Appiah is giving every player an equal chance to prove himself,” the 26-year-old told Goal.com Ghana in an exclusive interview in Kumasi, where he is enjoying his holidays.

“I hope to catch his eye when our league resumes.”

Akwaffo added: “I also want to help my team to qualify for Africa where I can get another platform to show my pedigree.

“I believe in God and myself, and I think with determination and hard work I will reach my goal.”

The player, who had a short stint with Libyan giants Ittihad Bengazi before making the move to Egypt, was signed by Kotoko into their youth team in 1999 after impressing during the national Milo Championship with his alma mater Kumasi High School.

As one of the most naturally talented players ever to grace the Ghana Premier League, Akwaffo was promoted to the Kotoko senior team in 2004 where he helped them to win trophies before moving abroad in 2011.