Amechitovi eyes Black Stars

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Soccer News of Friday, 12 February 2016

Source: Kweku Zurek


Sweden-based midfielder, Innocent Teiko Amechitovi has set his sights on a fairytale call-up to the senior national team after a breakthrough campaign with IK Virgo in Division Three of the NV Götaland League.

The ambitious 26-year-old believes that he is one of the most talented African midfielders in Europe and would not disappoint if given the opportunity to impress the Black Stars coach, Avram Grant in a friendly match.

The left-footed player in a telephone interview last Monday with the Graphic Sports tipped himself to follow in the footsteps of players such as Junior Agogo and Kwesi Appiah who rose from obscurity in lower-tier leagues to hit the limelight with the Black Stars.

“I will describe myself as a box-to-box player but I am very combative and capable of threading accurate passes to strikers in the final third,” the former Vasta Frolunda team B captain stressed.

“I also possess outstanding strength and I am team player who adapts easily to my teammates.

“Football is about opportunity as much as it is about talent. I know I have the talent and I am ready to follow in the well trodden path of players who rose from lower sides to become mainstays of the Black Stars.

Amechitovi who won two Man of the Match awards last season said he would continue to give-off his best on the football pitch in order to become one of the best players in the world.

“There are a lot of talented players like myself out there in Europe and we are all doing well but we need a platform to make the next step in our careers”.