Ghanaian forward, Matthew Anim Cudjoe, has stated that he is confident of receiving a call-up from the senior national team to participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Black Stars booked a place in Qatar earlier this year after beating continental rivals Nigeria on away goal rule.
Since then, Otto Addo and his men have been gradually preparing for the competition, playing two matches in the AFCON 2023 qualifiers and most recently playing two games at the Kirin Cup in Japan.
Despite not being a part of the squad in any of those four games, the 18-year-old believes that he will be given the opportunity to showcase his skills on the biggest stage on the planet.
“Yes of course [I’ll be called for World Cup]. We [Dundee United] qualified for the Europa League so I’ll be part of the squad. I’m in Ghana training very hard so I have confidence that the Black Stars will call me for the World Cup. I believe in myself so there is no problem. The pitch will decide,” he stated on TV3 NewDay.
“I want to be part of this team [Black Stars] for the World Cup in November. That’s my dream for now so I’m working hard to get there,” he added.
Cudjoe also praised his former club Asante Kotoko for winning the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League title in a convincing fashion.
“[Kotoko were] very fantastic because I was watching their highlights and they did very well. I’m proud of the players, the staff and the coaches.”
Cudjoe was signed by Dundee United in November 2021 and made his first team debut in April this year. He made his first start in May during a league match against Rangers.
By: Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana