Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey says the local players inclusion in the Black Stars set up is a step in the right direction.
Black Stars Coach C K Akonnor in his last call up invited four home-based players to camp and prepare for the now postponed AFCON 2021 qualifying doubleheader with Sudan.
They the players include Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah, Aduana Stars striker Yahaya Mohammed, Asante Kotoko defender Habib Mohammed and AshGold full-back Kwadwo Amoako.
Now, Nettey said despite not making the list, he is eager to make his mark to enable him earn a place when the opportunity presents itself again.
Football activities in the country have been suspended as part of measures to control the spread of Covid-19.
This Emmanuel Nettey believes that the suspension of football due to Covid-19 is a test of professionalism of his colleagues.
Nettey has been a key cog of Edward Odoom's team in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League campaign.
The former Inter Allies midfielder, in January, was voted Hearts of Oak's Player of the Month, becoming the first player to scoop the prestigious award.