Ghana forward, Antoine Semenyo, has opened up about the competition for starting places in the Black Stars team ahead of pre-World Cup friendly matches against Brazil and Nicaragua.

The Bristol City forward has yet to fully impress in a Ghana jersey after battling with fitness issues over the last few call ups. He missed the chance for his debut after pulling out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

He finally made his debut on 1st June, 2022, coming on as a substitute to play 14 minutes as Ghana beat Madagascar 3-0 in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Cape Coast.

The 22-year-old forward has started the 2022/23 season in good form, scoring 3 goals in 5 appearances in the Championship so far.

“I’m happy obviously being with the team again. I hope that when I get the chance to play, I will score and make the country proud, so I’m just waiting for my opportunity again,” he said.

“Everyone is in good spirit, it’s a healthy competition; everyone is fighting for their spot. If you get that number 1 spot, you wanna take it so that’s what I’m fighting for,” he told the GFA media team.

Semenyo also touched on his greatest attributes as a player.

“I just wanna show at the world stage what I can do: I can score, I can link play, I can run it behind if I need to and like I said, I’m ready.”

Ghana play Brazil in Le Havre on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 18:30GMT, before taking on Nicaragua on Tuesday 27th September, 2022 in Spain.

There’s live commentary of both games on 99.7 Joy FM.