Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah: A striker never gives up

The 22-year-old scored twice against Lesotho on Friday to give Ghana their 100th goal in Fifa World Cup qualifying history
Ghana striker Dominic Adiyiah believes forwards will always have good and bad times, but adopting the right attitude never to give up strengthens them all the time.

The Arsenal Kyiv front man bagged a double against Lesotho in Ghana’s 2014 World Cup qualifier and gave off an impressive performance throughout the game to announce his comeback, after falling down the pecking order.

Adiyiah told the local press that he has always had the belief that he would return to the national colours again.

“You shouldn’t give up as a striker,” said Adiyiah to reporters. “You have to keep the concentration high. You can miss numerous chances but you have to try to score. I missed the first time but tried and scored.”

His goal helped the four-time African champions to hit 100 goals in World Cup qualifying games, according to Fifa statistics. Ghana have now surpassed the 100th mark by an extra five, all recorded in the same match against Lesotho last Friday.