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Nunoo Sarpei: I have done enough to earn Black Stars call-up

Uncapped Ghana youngster, Hans Nunoo Sarpei says his consistent performances at club level, especially in the just-ended season, are enough to merit a call-up to the senior national team, Black Stars.

The 22-year-old defensive midfielder enjoyed 28 league appearances in helping Greuther Fürth secure promotion to the 2021/21 German Bundesliga.

Speaking on Citi Tv’s Tracker, Sarpei said playing for one’s national team is the ultimate reward for working hard.

“When I was playing for Stuttgart, I wasn’t given a call-up; I was disappointed and I assumed it was because I hadn’t played a lot of games.

“During this time, I wasn’t really disappointed for not making the national team because I had not done enough to deserve a call-up.

“This time around, I think I have done enough to earn a call-up to the Black Stars. I have worked hard all these years because of the national team and also to get the opportunity to play for big clubs.

“For me, it is appalling the way the big men handle these things because I am not the only player who is in this situation,” he stated.

Nunoo Sarpei joined Greuther Fürth after an initial loan spell from VfB  Stuttgart in summer 2019 and will be entering the final year of his contract in the coming season. It is however understood that the two parties are in talks over an extension.




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