March 27, 2023
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DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 20: Elisha Owusu of Ghana poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 20, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Maddie Meyer – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Gent midfielder, Elisha Owusu, has revealed he was a bit shocked when he received his first call to play for the Black Stars.

Owusu was handed a maiden call-up by Otto Addo ahead of Ghana’s 2022 World Cup playoff double-header against Nigeria in March.

The 25-year-old was part of the former head coach’s first squad assembled as the Black Stars edged past the Super Eagles to book a place in Qatar.

Speaking on Star Connect, the Belgium-based player said his invitation to represent the country came as a surprise to him.

“I was a little bit surprised because it was a really important game. I was in the squad before and to be called for those two games I was like ‘wow so big,” he said.

“I was happy and so proud. My family was very proud.”

My first Black Stars call-up came as a surprise - Elisha Owusu

Owusu made his debut for the Black Stars during the second half of the return leg against Nigeria in Abuja. Quizzed on his anxiety to be introduced at such a time, the midfielder said he was well-motivated for the pressure ahead.

“As a player, that is the type of game you want to play,” he continued.

“I think every player wants to feel this kind of pressure, this kind of difficulty game, a game that can decide a lot of things for your career.

“I was excited and motivated to be there. If you were part of the squad, you’re a part of the squad that qualified [Ghana] to the World Cup which is amazing. It’s history.”

Unfortunately, he was one of the six players who never got the chance to play at the World Cup in Qatar as Ghana suffered an early exit from the tournament.

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