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Sports News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Fortuna Dusseldorf striker Bernard Tekpetey eyes Black Stars recall

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Fortuna Düsseldorf striker Bernard Tekpetey is working towards a Ghana recall as he attempts to revive his career at club level.

Tekpetey, last featured for the Black Stars at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and has since failed to hit the ground running.

The 22-year-old has struggled to replicate his impressive form at Paderborn where he scored 10 goals to help them gain promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2018/19 season.

He has made only nine appearances for Düsseldorf so far this season.

According to the former Schalke O4 striker, his chances of breaking into the Black Stars team are bright with a great deal of hard work on his part.

''I think the new coach is trying to scout players as well who are dedicated and trying to play more so I think it is a great opportunity for me to try and work hard. With my club side, I have to what I do best to be able to earn his [CK Akonnor] call-up,'' Tekpetey told Joy Sports.

''At the end of the day, I have to work hard because he is a new coach and everything is open so everyone can get the chance to play.

''I need to improve and showcase what I have for the coach to know that I am a good player so he can call me.''