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Francis Afriyie

Ghana forward Francis Afriyie has set high targets; the topmost being earning a call-up to the Black Stars as soon as practicable.

Consequently, he has challenged himself to hit the back of the net with a little over 20 goals in his first season in the Kenyan top-flight league.

A few days ago, the pacy striker signed a year deal with Gor Mahia FC, one of Kenya’s fearsome sides.

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And speaking with Happy FM’s Odi Asempa Kwame Oware in an interview, he said, “My manager Dr. Manfred advised that I sign just for a year. I must admit the level of discipline on and off the pitch is something else.”

The former Bechem United striker added, “I have taken my training programme a notch higher, I want to score as many goals as possible, it is possible, the national team is there for players who go the extra mile and I have decided to do exactly that.

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“I look up to Luis Suarez as my role model because of his exceptional hunger for goals and seriousness in matches. I am, indeed, ready for Black Stars’ next invitation because I am investing in training.”

Afriyie, who has been handed the 19 shirt, said after his unveiling, “I’m very happy to be unveiled. I have played for several clubs both in Ghana and abroad but I have never seen this kind of unveiling before.”

Gor Mahia will begin their CAF Champions League campaign with the Black Eagles from Burundi in the preliminary round.