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Sports News of Monday, 25 May 2020


Ishmael Addo does not regret playing for Black Stars

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Former Hearts of Oak striker Ishmael Addo says he does not regret failing to take his chances when playing for Black Stars.

Addo made his senior debut in 2000 at the age of 17, also managing to score his first goal against Sierra Leone during the 2002 World Cup CAF qualification final round.

He managed to make only nine appearances for the Black Stars and scored once during his two-year stint with the team.

"Yes. I think I should’ve but then you know we had these big stars. We are talking about big strikers who were playing in the Black Stars back then were exceptional because we had Augustine Arhinful, all the big names," he told Tv3 Sports.

"Actually I had my chances and I took them so I wouldn’t regret anything that went on.

"It was a different playing style because it is a different coach coming in and we had a different coach back at Hearts of Oak so it was something different," he added.

During his spell with Hearts of Oak, Addo won the 2000 CAF Champions League and 2001 Super Cup, four Ghana Premier League titles (1997–98, 1999, 2000, 2001) and two FA Cups (1999, 2000).

He made 71 appearances and scored 64 goals for Hearts during his three-stay at the club.