Asante Kotoko forward, Abdul Fatawu Safiu, says he is ready to get another crack with the national team after failing to make the final Black Stars squad for the AFCON tournament in Egypt.
The team was announced by head coach, Kwesi Appiah, on Monday after a week of the team’s training camp in Dubai ahead of the tournament.
Fatawu was dropped together with New York City FC’s Ebenezer Ofori, Majeed Waris of FC Porto, Mohammed Alhassan of Hearts of Oak, and Numancia’s Yaw Yeboah but despite the turn of events, the player wants to do better for another chance in the future.
“I would like to thank the coach for the invitation. There were lots of players but I got the chance to make it to the 29-man team. I am grateful and I am not going to give up.
I will go back home and work hard and maybe, next time, I will get the call-up. I am not giving up. It is not over. I believe that I will come back stronger.
Of course, I am disappointed with myself. I should have probably worked harder in camp.”
Fatawu, who has top scored for Kotoko in the NC Special Tier 1 Competition, played the first half of the team’s friendly match loss to Namibia on Sunday.