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Playing in front of Kumasi fans is awesome and great – Alidu Seidu

The Clermont defender earn his Black Stars call-up in 2022

Black Stars defender Alidu Seidu has described his experience of playing for the senior national team in front of fans at the Baba Yara Stadium as a “very great” one.

According to the Clermont Foot workaholic player defending the national colors before packed football fans in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi is apt and awesome.

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Alidu said this in an interview with the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) official YouTube channel in the aftermath of Ghana’s 2-1 win over Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

The result propelled Ghana booked its place at the 2023 AFCON in Cote D’Ivoire thanks to goals from Kudus Mohammed and Ernest Nuamah to seal the star’s qualification.

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Alidu Seidu who was outstanding on the day having played out the entire duration of the game, said playing at the Baba Yara Stadium for the Black Stars is an experience every footballer had wished.

“Me playing in Kumasi, I think it’s a very great experience for me and this is my first time playing in Kumasi, so, I was so… so… happy playing in front of my people in Kumasi.

“Representing my career is a very big privilege for me and it’s a very special thing in my career all footballers are dreaming to play for their motherland. Being born in Kumasi I have a lot of fans in Kumasi,” he stated.

The 23-year-old Alidu Seidu is a native of Kumasi and had the opportunity to play his first ever Black Stars game at home against the Central African Republic having missed out on the star’s previous encounter against Angolo due to injury.

He has been a key figure for the national team since making his debut for the Black Stars in 2022. He was also part of the team at the World Cup in Qatar.

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