German-based attacker Braydon Manu has confessed in an interview that he had not played enough to merit a Black Stars call up from Ghana.
Manu, 24, was handed a late call up by head coach Charles Akonnor upon the recommendations of technical director Bernhard Lippert along with St Pauli offensive midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh.
However the Itzehoe-born didn’t get to make his Ghana debut as he was unused in both of the Black Stars’ 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Ethiopia in Cape Coast and the 1-0 loss to South Africa at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday.
After rejoining Darmstadt in the Bundesliga II where he is spending the 2021/22 season on loan from third-tier club Hallescher FC the former St Pauli youth team player has admitted in an interview that he didn’t merit his Black Stars call-up.
“I was surprised because at first I thought it was fake. I didn’t believe it. First of all I had a call from the technical director. I was happy but still I was like how? Because to be honest I had not play that much to say that they should call me because I’ve prove. I score goals. I assist. But, that I thought to myself maybe they see something in me that other people have not seen. It was after that Charles Akonnor, the coach, called me,” he said in an interview with Adom FM.
Manu has clocked just 78 minutes out of the available 540 Bundesliga II and Pokal Cup minutes combined.
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