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Shafiu Mumuni speaks after earning first Black Stars call-up

By Vincent Ashitey
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AshantiGold captain Shafiu Mumumi has attributed earning his first call-up to the senior national team, the Black Stars to hard work and determination.

Mumumi is the only local outfield player named in Kwesi Appiah's 23-man squad for the Black Stars' next month doubleheader against South Africa and São Tomé and Príncipe, slated for November 14 and 18.

Speaking to Kumasi-based Fox FM on his maiden call-up, the Miners striker vowed to replicate the form exhibited in the CAF Confederation Cup and the WAFU 2019 tournament.

"This morning I saw my name in the squad and I was shocked. It is due to hard work and determination."

'The Shafiu you see in Ashantigold and the WAFU, you will see the same Shafiu in the senior national team camp".

Shafiu Mumumi has been in a hot scoring streak for club and country and in the past months. He notched four goals in four games for the Miners in the CAF Confederation as well as finishing as the WAFU 2019 top scorer of the competition. He bagged four goals to claim the Golden Boot award.

Black Stars 23-man squad below

GOALKEEPERS: Richard Ofori (Maritzburg FC, South Africa), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Razak Abalora (Azam FC, Tanzania)

DEFENDERS: Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Lumor Agbenyenu (Real Mallorca, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy), Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid, Spain)

MIDFIELDERS: Samuel Owusu (Al Fahya, Saudi Arabia), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy), Mubarak Wakaso (Deportivo Alaves, Spain), Iddrisu Baba (Real Mallorca, Spain), Christopher Antwi-Adjei (SC Paderborn, Germany)

FORWARD: Andre Ayew (Swansea, England), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark), Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Torric Jibril (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Shafiu Mumuni (Ashantigold)