Following his historic hat-trick against Akonangui FC of Equatorial Guinea in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary qualifying match at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium last Saturday, Ashantigold SC skipper Shafiu Mumuni has expressed his heartfelt desire to pull on the senior national team jersey some day in his professional football career.
The former Wassaman United striker has been in a sensational form for the Obuasi based club for the past season during the Normalization Committee Special competition tier one and two, and has transferred same performance to the ongoing Confederations where he bagged a hat-trick to help the Miners advance at the expense of Akonangui FC.
Shafiu, speaking to Fox FM, has stated that playing for the Black Stars will be a great privilege for him and that a call up to the senior national team will be a dream come true for him.
“It will be my very privilege to be called, it’s my dream come true”, Shafiu told Fox FM.
The sharp finisher acknowledged that not every player gets the opportunity to play for the Black Stars and so he will be “the happiest person” if the honour is done him and coach James Kwasi Appiah ever deems it fit to hand him his debut call up.
“I’m praying to get that opportunity because it’s not just everyone that is able to come and wear the Black Stars jersey, if God permits and he (coach Kwasi Appiah) sees me and calls me to come and train or sees me to be helpful to his course I believe I will be a very very happiest person (SIC)”, he said.
Shafiu Mumuni began his youth career from Agona Swedru with a lower division side called ABS from colts level, promoted to second division and spent two seasons with the Swedru side. He later moved to division one side Wassaman United where he spent some time with the club, played in the 2011-2012 premier league season where he later joined his current side, Ashantigold SC.