The Senior National Team Captain has entreated the local players who earned a maiden call up to the Black Stars to keep working hard.
Head Coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor hand as many as 12 home-based players call up into the national team which five of them made their debut in the last two AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome.
Dede Ayew was full of praise for the local players while speaking at a post-match after Ghana put three past Sao Tome and Principe in Accra.
“South Africa was a tough game. The locals started and played really well. They gave us a point to put us one point in Cameroon. And I want to congratulate the whole squad.” He said
“As for today, am just proud of them(home-based players). All of them is their dream to play for the Black Stars as it is always my dream. When I wear the jersey am more than happy and as soon as I get a call-up. So I am very proud of them and am sure they are proud of themselves, their families are proud of them. And they have to keep working. As long as they keep working we don’t know how but the chances will come.”
Ghana topped Group C with 13 points and thus book a place in the African International Football showpieces that will come off in Cameroon next year.