Our dream is to win a trophy for Ghana

Gyasi [right] with some teammatesGyasi [right] with some teammates

Black Stars forward Emmanuel Gyasi wants to help Ghana end the 40-year Africa Cup of Nations trophy drought, insisting the fans need to see the team win.

Gyasi, who made his debut for the Black Stars in March against South Africa, featured as the team sealed qualification with a game to spare.

“There had been some speculations about me, but I had never spoken to anyone from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before (the call-up),” he told BBC Sports.

“Then I was finally called up! Ghana is an important football country in Africa, with thousands of good players. I am very proud of myself.”

Despite being proud of wearing the Black Stars jersey, that is not enough for the Italian-born forward, who wants to win a trophy for the country.

“Ghana are a strong National team, a good mix of interesting young prospects and more experienced players. The manager and his staff are very prepared too,” he said.

“Ghana have played several World Cups and Africa Cups of Nations: our dream and that of our fans is to win the trophy.

“We know it won’t be easy and we will have to think game by game, but we’ll go there to make our dreams come true. We have to believe in ourselves.”