Antoine Semenyo: England-born striker models in Ghana jersey after Black Stars call-up

Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo can’t wait to play for Ghana after earning his debut Black Stars call-up.

Antoine Semenyo: England-born striker models in Ghana jersey after Black Stars call-up

The 22-year-old forward was born in Chelsea, but has not played for England at any level yet, which makes him eligible to play for Ghana.

He is one of four new faces in Otto Addo’s latest squad ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in June.

The Black Stars will host Madagascar at the Cape Coast Stadium on June 1, before taking on CAR four days later.

Addo’s side will then turn their attention to a four-nation tournament, dubbed the 2022 Kirin Super Cup, that includes Japan, Chile and Tunisia.

In a post on Twitter, Bristol City expressed their delight at Semenyo’s Black Stars invitation, accompanied by photos of the striker modelling in Ghana’s away jersey.

“Antoine Semenyo has had a great season in front of goal and despite being out injured for more than a dozen games at the start of the campaign the 22-year-old made 20 goal contributions, with 8 goals and 12 assists,” the club wrote in a statement.

“His form for the Robins has been rewarded with a call-up to the international setup for the first time that sees him in the Ghana squad for their three upcoming fixtures in June.”

Semenyo was a key figure for Bristol City in the 2021/22 Championship season, scoring eight goals and providing 12 assists.

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