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Owusu elated with maiden Ghana call-up for Kenya clash

14:24 SAST 2018/08/22
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The striker has been handed his debut call-up for the game against the Harambee Stars and he couldn't hide his joy

Royal Antwerp striker William Owusu Acheampong has expressed his excitement following his maiden call-up to Ghana's senior national team.

The 28-year-old was surprisingly named in the Black Stars' 21-man squad to face Kenya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on September 8 in Nairobi.

“I don’t know how to express myself but I am really glad and delighted for this call-up," Owusu told Sportsworldghana.

"It has been a dream for a while. You know it’s the dream of every player to represent the national team so it is such a wonderful news for me.

"I am really glad and I also thank Ghanaians for following my progress over the years. I promise to do my best and repay the faith the coach and the entire technical team had in me,” he added.

Owusu was born in Ghana but raised in Portugal and never represented any of Ghana's youth national teams.

At club level, he has had stints with Cercle Brugge, Westerlo and KSV Roeselare.