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Adusei delighted to make the step up to Black Stars

9 years ago

Kwabena Adusei is delighted to make the step up to the Black Stars after previous stints with Ghana's home-based national side.

The former Asante Kotoko defender was handed his first senior call up by stand-in coach Maxwell Konadu for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Guinea.

Adusei, who is in contention of his Black Stars debut in Casablanca on Saturday in the Group E fixture admits that there's a huge gulf in terms of quality.

"At the Black Stars, you get the chance to meet the super-stars like Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and the rest. These are players that normally you would have been watching them on TV. That's the difference with the local set-up who you play with in the Ghanaian league.

"The level is different and I am getting used to it. They have welcomed me into the set-up and someone like Gyan is easy to get on with," Adusei said.

And now with a decisive first of the double fixture against Guinea on the horizon, Adusei is looking to force his way into the starting line-up.

"The training is good. You experience things that you might not be used to at your Club side and there are others you might have done before.

"I am determined to give me best when I get the chance to help Ghana attain victory," said the Mpumalanga Black Aces defender.

The role of fans in supporting teams, according to Adusei is very crucial in contributing to the success of teams.

Though the Black Stars in recent times have experienced mixed responses from fans, the defender who thrived before the locals in Kumasi when he donned the red shirt of Asante Kotoko is encouraging fans to pitch camp with the national team once again.

"The fans will need to get behind the team because without them, there will be a missing link," he said.

"They need to back the team and show the same support that they offered previously to help the team return to great heights."