I hope Afriyie Barnieh will be used in one of the games at the World Cup – Hearts of Oak General Manager
Bernard Nana Adu Gyebi, General Manager of Accra Hearts of Oak FC, has expressed hope that the club’s striker, Afriyie Barnieh, will be able to play for Ghana at least once during the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Afriyie Barnieh was named to Otto Addo’s final 26-man World Cup squad, but there are concerns that he may not be given a chance to play due to competition from other players in his preferred position.
However, the 21-year-old Hearts of Oak forward was praised by Ghanaian football fans after a stunning performance against Switzerland in Ghana’s pre-World Cup friendly a few days before the tournament began.
Benard Nana Adu Gyebi, acting General Manager of Hearts of Oak, is in Qatar to support the Black Stars.
In an interview with Nhyira FM, he stated that Barnieh has proven to be a good player.
He adds that he is confident the striker will get some playing time before the tournament ends.
“I will not be surprised if he [Barnieh] is given the opportunity.
“Hopefully, i am sure someone he has used in a friendly match, definitely he will use him in one of the games.
“And it’s our hope and believe that when he’s given the opportunity, his star will shine.” He said.
The Stars were defeated by Portugal in their opening match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. They beat their South Korean counterpart by 3:2 on Monday, November 28, 2022.