AFC Wimbledon striker Kwesi Appiah hopes to make the Ghana squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The forward made a return to the Black Stars team after four years when he earned an invitation for the team’s final Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya and international friendly game with Mauritania in Accra.
Appiah however marked his return on a good note by scoring in the game against Mauritania when he converted a spot kick.
The 28-year-old is aiming to make his second Cup of Nations appearances with the Black Stars having played a part in the team at the 2015 edition in Gabon/ Equatorial Guinea where Ghana reached the finals only to lose on penalties to Cote d’ Ivoire.
“For me going back to Afcon would be a massive honour,” Appiah told the BBC World Service’s Sportsworld programme.
“I’ve given everything, every time I’ve been in that shirt, the coach knows that, the players know my value in the team.
“I’m hopeful I will get that call because I have unfinished business and we as a nation have unfinished business. Hopefully the experience from the previous tournament I went to can be taken into consideration.
“It was nice to be involved in the recent squad and show what I can do ahead of the final selection for Egypt.
“I had a good chat with the manager, we’ve got a good relationship, we’re pretty open and honest about things and hopefully that call comes and we can get back together again and create some magic.”
Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to name a provisional squad in the coming weeks before settling on his final players for the tournament in Egypt.
By Frank Darkwah