After his winning goal against FC Augsburg, VfL Bochum's Christopher Antwi-Adjei is hoping to be included in Ghana's World Cup squad at the last second. National coach Otto Addo nominated his squad for the World Cup in Qatar on Monday. "Let's see what he does, I'm curious. The chances are fifty-fifty," said the 28-year-old offensive player after the 1-0 win at FC Augsburg. "Of course it would be a huge dream for me if I were there. Let's see - I'm very relaxed about it."
The performance on Saturday in front of 28,011 spectators, some of whom called for a World Cup boycott with a large banner, was convincing. Although not everything went well. "I had a few chances today, but not many of them. But one led to a goal and that was enough in the end," said the Hagen-born striker with African roots. He has three international matches on his record.
Will there be more? He is not a top candidate for a place in the World Cup. "He has the self-confidence at the moment and shows the quality he has with his speed," said club trainer Thomas Letsch. "I'm extremely pleased that he got his reward." Antwi-Adjei scored a week ago in the 2-1 win against Mönchengladbach.
In any case, Bochum's first away points of the season ensured a satisfied bus ride back to the Ruhr area. "I'm extremely happy for the team. The ball goes into the goal and everyone is happy," said the scorer.
Ghana will face Uruguay, Portugal and South Korea at the World Cup in Qatar. The duel with Uruguay in particular is explosive. It is the South Americans' first reunion since the legendary World Cup quarter-finals in 2010, when Luis Suárez was sent off for a last-minute handball on the line. Asamoah Gyan missed the penalty for Ghana - his team lost the ensuing penalty shootout and was eliminated.
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