Teenager Boakye-Yiadom invited for Ghana-Chile friendly
Italy-based prodigy Richmond Boakye-Yiadom could make his Ghana debut in this month’s friendly against Chile in the US subject to his visa acquisition.
The on-loan Sassuolo prolific forward has told GHANAsoccernet.com he has received a late call up for the exhibition match to be played in Philadelphia on 29 February.
His Serie B side must first agree to release before flying to Accra to work on his entry visa to the United States.
“My agent told me about the news that I have been invited but it is very complicated so let’s see,” the former youth striker told GHANAsoccernet.com
“This has come as a surprise to me but I’m ready for anything.”
Boakye-Yiadom has showed promising prospects of playing top tier football since scoring on his Serie A debut three seasons ago for Genoa at age 17.
He made a bright start to the season by netting eight times in all competitions before the winter break but he has been battling injuries lately.
Boakye-Yiadom was a member of the Ghana Under-20 team which had a disappointing campaign at the 2011 African Youth Championship in South Africa.
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