Black Stars goalkeeper, Jojo Wollacott says he feels very honored to be in the post for the senior national soccer team.
Wollacott is Ghana’s first-choice goalkeeper since his call-up in October last year following Richard Ofori’s injury.
The excited newly signed Charlton goalie stated how honored he feels to be donning the jersey of the four-time AFCON winners for the first time in his career.
Last season was a successful one for the goalkeeper with the Ghana national team and the Swindon Town Football Club.
He took the spot for a goalkeeper in the Team of the Season for League Two, and also guided the Black Stars to qualify for the World Cup coming up at the end of this year after beating Nigeria under the away goal rule.
The English-based goalie was excited to help the national team to book a ticket for the World’s most prestigious tournament following their abysmal performance at the World Cup.
Wollacott is among a crop of new faces in the Black Stars set-up who are looking to make another major impact at the World Cup as they did when they played in the quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010.
Born in the United Kingdom, the 25-year-old received his first Ghana call-up for the World Cup qualifying matches against Ethiopia last October, making his debut in the first game.
Speaking about how proud he is to be in the goal post for Ghana in an interview after joining the League One side, Charlton Athletic from Swindon Town, the goalkeeper said;
“It’s flown by, everything happened so quick! The call-up in October is a vivid memory… I still have to pinch myself when you talk about the World Cup. Playing for Ghana is a massive honor. Every time I go there I feel so lucky and qualifying for the World Cup is massive for me and my family. Hopefully, I can go and be successful at the World Cup with the national team.”
“Getting Player of the Season last year… I think as a player it’s always a privilege to have that sort of recognition because you’re competing with the 23 other teams in the league. So, that was almost like the cherry on top of the cake for me,” Says Wollacott.