Striker Joselpho Barnes has said he is aiming to win the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ghana Black Satellites team.
Ghana will take on Uganda in the finals tomorrow at the Olympic Stadium in Mauritania.
Barnes has already made his name following Ghana’s opening match against Tanzania where they won 4-0, scoring a goal on his debut.
Speaking ahead of the finals, the 19-year-old said he is only aiming to make a history with the Black Satellites team by winning the ultimate.
“For me, this has been a great run and more like a dream. I think when we win the Cup and we are there taking photos with it, that is the only time I will probably believe that this is not a dream,” he told Cafonline.
Barnes has not been in Ghana since he was 14 years old, and winning the trophy will give him a chance for a triumphant return in five years. He is still learning the local languages and though he says it has been a difficult start, he hopes to be fluent soon.
“My teammates are teaching me and I am trying to learn a bit. But it’s difficult. Hopefully, soon I will be good,” Barnes says with a cheeky smile on his face.
Barnes, the son of former Black Stars defender Sebastien Barnes was born in Germany and is making his first-ever appearance for the Ghanaian national team at the 2021 AFCON U20 tournament in Mauritania.
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah