FC Cartagena forward Mohammed Dauda has revealed that he could not join the Black Stars squad for the Kirin Cup tournament due to some family issues he had to take care of.
The 24-year-old was in fine form for his club ahead of the international break and earned a callup to the national team but in the end, could not join the squad as they participated in the four-nation tournament.
“Just recently, coach Otto Addo spoke to me. He said he saw me doing good things in Spain. After the game against Madagascar, I had the call to join the team [Black Stars] for the Kirin Cup but I had some family issues that I needed to sort out,” he revealed on TV3 Newday.
With the season completed, Dauda would have to return to Belgian giants Anderlecht as he joined Cartagena on a loan deal with no option to buy.
But the attacker does not intend on staying at Anderlecht and looks to move to a club that offers more playing time to eventually get more opportunities to play in the Black Stars.
“I want to move out from Anderlecht to a club that has a good project for me and to get enough playing time for sure so that when I play more, I can earn more call-ups to the Black Stars. From the just-ended season, if I play more I can [play in the Black Stars].”
Ghana finished third in the Kirin Cup after beating Chile 3-1 on penalties thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen.
By: Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana