Kassim eyes more games with Black Stars after successful debut

The defender savours his maiden appearance for the Black Stars and hopes for more opportunities with the team

Young Boys defender Kasim Nuhu Adams has admitted his happiness after scoring on his debut for Ghana in a 3-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old started the game ahead of Augsburg's Daniel Opare, connecting a cross from Ebenezer Ofori for the opener in first half. He is hoping to cement his place in the team as coach Kwesi Appiah continues with his rebuilding ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

 "I am of course happy with how my debut appearance for Ghana went. Every player will relish that because it improves your confidence in subsequent games for club and country," Kassim told Ashh FM.

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"However, despite the praises I've received from teammates, technical team and entire Ghanaians, I'm not here to compete with anyone in the Black Stars setup but I will rather concentrate on my hard work.

"I want to be a regular and possibly cement my position in the team in the coming days. It is my target because I want to help Ghana and myself achieve a lot of success especially lifting trophies," he added.

Kassim previously represented Medeama in the Ghana Premier League before moving abroad. He is the younger brother of Asante Kotoko centre-back Ahmed Adams.

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