Man Crush Monday Afriyie Acquah's rise to the Black Stars

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Afriyie Acquah

Afriyie Acquah earned his debut Black Stars call-up against Chile in a friendly match on 14th February 2012 at age 20.

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Ghanaian professional footballer, Afriyie Acquah, who plays for Italian Serie A club Torino was born in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo Region.

He played his first game in national team colours for Ghana’s Under-23 side in the first leg of the 2011 All Africa Games final qualifier against Nigeria.

He then earned his debut Black Stars call-up against Chile in a friendly match on 14th February 2012 at age 20.

Acquah earned rave reviews for his work rate and creativity after breaking into the Palermo which caught the eyes of ex-Black Stars coach, Goran Stevanovic who was seeking to strengthen his squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Acquah grabbed his debut goal for the Black Stars against Malawi on 13 October 2012, in Civo Stadium, Lilongwe.

The defensive midfielder was selected in Ghana's squad against for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and made his World Cup debut, coming on as a substitute for Mohammed Rabiu in the 76th minutes, in a 2-1 loss against Portugal.

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