Goalkeeper Danlad not in haste to join Black Stars

The Black Starlets shot-stopper has been lavished with praise following his heroics at the Afcon but he is not wishing to join the senior team soon

Ghana U-17 goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad has played down suggestions that he should be given the opportunity to join the Black Stars following his recent performance in Gabon.

The 16-year-old, who plays club football with Asante Kotoko, helped the Black Starlets to win silver at the 2017 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations, conceding just one goal in five games.

“I am not in a haste to get a call up to join the Black Stars,” Danlad said.

“I am still young and I believe I still have a lot to learn. I have been able to learn a lot from some of my senior colleagues at Kotoko but that is not enough.

“I trained with the likes of Felix Annan, Ernest Sowah, Eric Ofori Antwi and Isaac Amoako. All these goalkeepers have been in the national team before and they have taught me a lot about goalkeeping.

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“I am not ready for the Black Stars now, I need to keep working hard and try and improve on my performance all the time.

“I believe that at the right time, I will get a call-up but for now I am still learning,” he added.

The Black Starlets arrived in Ghana on Tuesday and were met by the football association's top hierarchy and government officials.