St. Gallen defender, Musah Nuhu has revealed he is hoping to force his way into Coach Milovan Rajevac’s squad ahead of the 2022 Africa Cup of nations.

The 24-year-old defender received his debut invitation to the senior national team ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, but picked a knock during the training camp in Dubai .

The former WAFA defender was sidelined as a result and subsequently lost his place in the national team.

Musa underwent a successful surgery on his knee but results from the Berit Clinic in Switzerland indicated he was going to be out for several months.

“It was difficult because it took longer than we expected it to, the doctors told me it was going to take eight months or something but it took about one and a half years before I was able to start playing again. It was a lot for me.” –he explained’

Nuhu’s comeback to full action was gradual, in the 2019/2020 season he played 4 games but that increased to 11games totaling 518minutes on the pitch for St Gallen.

This season he has started 7 of the 15 games played soo far in the Swiss league with the latest against Sion this weekend.

The center back who plays alongside Black Stars goalkeeper Lawrence Ati Zigi is eyeing a call up to the national team soon.

“Yes sure, because I feel like I’m over my injury now and I have started playing games. So if I get the call up to play in the African Cup, it’ll be a great feeling,” the defender said.

“We talk a lot about it. We talk about the way forward and everything. We most times discuss you know – it’s something internal that we feel like ‘what do you think we can do to go forward?’ So we have a lot of conversations when he comes back[from national team assignments].”

Nuhu received his invitation during Kwesi Appiah’s spell as Black Stars coach and is confident of catching the eye new Ghana manager Milovan Rajevac

“Yeah sure. He’s the national team coach and I want to play for the national team,” Nuhu disclosed to Joy Sports.

Musa Nuhu believes he should be considered after consistent performances in the past year for St Gallen despite suffering a career threatening injury while featuring for the national football team in 2019.

Black Stars will battle Morroco, Gabon and Comoros at the 2021 Africa cup of nations and Coach Milovan Rajevac and technical team are currently a deep search for talents that can make Ghana competitive in Cameroun.



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