Daniel Afriyie Barnieh has reacted to his first start for the Black Stars in their 2-0 win against Switzerland.
The 21-year-old started on the right side for Otto Addo’s team alongside the Ayew brothers to provide support to his co-striker Inaki Williams.
In the first half of the game, Barnier made an impressive run, terrorizing the Swiss defence and also providing an attacking spark for the Black Stars.
He made an appearance at the last minute for the Black Stars in friendlies against Nicaragua.
However, he appeared in the first XI for the first time team on Thursday and nearly won a penalty for the four-time African champions.
He played 62 minutes, made 27 touches, and had one shot on target.
After the game, the Phobian revealed to Joy News that he feels good and there wasn’t pressure.
“I feel good. There wasn’t pressure. I stuck to what the coaches said and then everything went well for me.
He also urged his fans to keep on supporting him. “Am praying. They should also keep on praying and supporting me,” he ended.
Barnieh is one of the two local players among Ghana’s final 26-man squad for the World Cup.
He will be hoping to make an appearance at the World Cup that kicks off this weekend in Qatar.
Ghana will play Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H of the Mundial.
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