Swindon goalkeeper Joojo Wollacott says he is ready to play his first match for Black Stars in their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe.
The 25-year-old was named in the 32-man provisional list for the two-leg game against Zimbabwe.
Reacting to the call up, Wollacott said he had been anticipating it but didn’t know it will come this soon as he was not playing regularly for his team.
“It was something I was aware of before but it was never going to happen because I wasn’t playing. I found out on the Sunday after the game on Saturday last week. And it just happened quite fast,” he said.
He continued that he is gearing up for his first match for Black Stars, adding that the Ghana national team are known for their great performances in tournaments.
“There’s some history with Ghana as they’ve done well at previous international tournaments,” he said.
Meanwhile, many Ghanaians have slammed coach Milovan Rajevac and Ghana Football Association for the selection of Swindon Down goalkeeper Jojo Wollacot in the provisional squad to face Zimbabwe.
Peace FM Sport presenter Dan Kwaku Yeboah is among the leading voices against the call up of Wollacot, saying that there are far better goalkeepers deserving to be selected over Wollacott.
According to Kwaku Yeboah, former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan is better than Wollacott and should have been picked instead.
“At this stage, they have signed Milo so we all can do is to support them but they should be careful with the way they are handling the Black Stars,” he said.
“You’ve gone for a goalkeeper who plays for a third division club in England.
“So there is no keeper in our local league who is better than him? Granted, Richard Ofori is injured, is that the best replacement? Is Felix Annan not better than him? If he was a good goalkeeper would he be playing in the fourth tier of English football?
“We’ve played over 30 matches in our league and we can’t find a good goalkeeper. It will take a long time before we black people stop fooling. Had it been Akonnor who selected this guy, Ghanaians would have insulted,” he added.