Italian-based attacker Emmanuel Gyasi has stated he felt so proud to represent Ghana at national level and has set sights on winning a trophy for the country after almost 40-year drought without winning the AFCON.
The 27 year old has been impressive in the ongoing campaign and was included in Ghana's squad that played in the just ended 2021 AFCON qualifiers marking his debut in the Black Stars 1-1 stalemate with South Africa in Johannesburg.
The Italian born of Ghanaian decent has expressed ecstacy revealing how excited and proud he was after making his debut for the country and is hoping to become a mainstay in the team despite admitting Ghana is a country with a pool of talents in football.
Also, he noted that, the dream of most Ghanaians is to witness the country lifting a trophy especially the AFCON of which he has stated it has been his dream from day one to be part of the squad that will achieve that glory for the country.
"There had been some speculations about me, but I had never spoken to anyone from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before (the call-up)." he told BBC Sports.
"Then I was finally called up! Ghana is an important football country in Africa, with thousands of good players. I am very proud of myself."
"Ghana are a strong National team, a good mix of interesting young prospects and more experienced players. The manager and his staff are very prepared too," he said.
"Ghana have played several World Cups and Africa Cups of Nations: our dream and that of our fans is to win the trophy."
"We know it won't be easy and we will have to think game by game, but we'll go there to make our dreams come true. We have to believe in ourselves."
Emmanuel Gyasi has been an integral figure for Spezia Calcio getting involved in 10 goals; 4 goals, 6 assists in the ongoing Italian Serie A campaign.