The 25-year goalkeeper has not enjoyed good reactions from Ghanaians since his maiden call-up to the Black Stars.
His compatriot at St. Gallen in Switzerland, Musah Nuhu has hinted at starting him ahead of Jojo Wollacott at the Black Stars if given the opportunity to be a coach.
Jojo Wollacott has been the first choice goalkeeper of the team ahead of Ati Zigi since last year in the absence of Richard Ofori.
Ati-Zigi made his senior national team debut for Ghana in 2008, starting and playing 90 minutes in a friendly match against Iceland that ended in a 2–2 draw and he has cemented his role as part of the Black Stars goalkeeper.
Despite Ati-Zigi’s low performance in the first round of the Swiss Super League, he recovered to help Gallen to climb from the bottom side to end fifth on the table.
Nuhu also joined FC St. Gallen in the summer 2018 on loan from WAFA. He impressed in the second half of the season and in May 2019 it was confirmed, that he had been handed a three-year permanent deal with the club.
The center-back was part Ghana’s AFCON 2019 squad led by the then head coach, James Akwasi Appiah but he was ruled out due to injury.
Asked about the performance and the competition between Ati Zigi and Wollacott despite his unimpressive performance this season, Musah prefers to start his team-mate ahead of the Swindon Town star keeper.
“The time that he was conceding was when things was not going on well for the team.
“He was the best goalkeeper in the league and I can testify for that because if not him we wouldn’t have climbed to the top.
“I will always tip him ahead of Wollacott if I were the coach, Otto Addo. I am in the same team with him and I know what he can do although I don’t know what others are doing but I will always start him,” he stated on Original FM’s Sports Show with Gideon Okyere Anim Gattusso.
Ati Zigi made 36 appearances in all competitions for St. Gallen this season, conceded 63 goals and made 8 clean sheets.