Black Stars coach – Charles K. Akonnor has defended the reason why Pyramids FC prolific goal scorer [John Antwi] deserves a place in his latest call-up for Ghana’s international friendly against Mali in October.

John Antwi, 28, is a protégé of C.K Akonnor having unearthed him during his stint with Sekondi Eleven Wise in 2011.

The Pyramids FC striker with enviable goal scoring record in the Egyptian Premier League is yet to make a case for himself with the Black Stars as he has rarely featured for the national team.

Speaking in an interview with yesterday, coach Akonnor justified why Antwi deserves a chance in his team:

“John Antwi, Odartey and I unearthed him at Eleven Wise and since then, he has done well for himself. The last time we had the call-Ups, he was not part of the team because I was not personally too convinced, he should be a part of the team at that time,”

“I am looking at consistency with the team and now I think he has proven beyond doubt he is good, scored over 100 goals, now I think 102.

“He deserves a chance because he has done well. The Egyptian league is not an easy league that you can just ignore. He has done well and deserves a chance.

“All these new guys have the chance; we want people who can help us improve and also win the AFCON.”