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12.08.2009 Football News

Asamoah sure of Stars victory

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Ghana midfield prodigy Kwadwo Asamoah has called the Black Stars to wish them success in Wednesday night's friendly against Zambia.


The 20-year-old, who is recovering in his Italy base after the successful knee surgery, called his national team coaches and colleagues on Tuesday night to send his message.


Asamoah, who plays for Italian Serie A side Udinese, was part of the original squad for the game in London but excluded after the injury while training with his club.

The midfielder, who was instrumental in Ghana's assault on Mali and Sudan in June, insists the Black Stars will continue with their winning ways.

“There is no doubt that the national team will continue winning and tonight we will beat Zambia to make the point,” Asamoah told Ghanasoccernet.

“I am sorry that I am unable to play in the game but as usual the spirit in camp I am told is high.

“I hope to join my colleague in camp as soon as I recover.”

He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee under the watchful eyes of the well-renowned knee specialist Professor Cugat in the Spanish city in mid-week.  

Asamoah has now been allowed to return to his club where he will continue to recuperate and return to action within one month.

He will not be available for his club Udinese in their opening two matches of the Serie A as they play Parma and Sampdoria.

The 20-year-old, who was instrumental in the Black Stars assault on Mali and Sudan in June, is likely to be available for Ghana's World Cup qualifier against Sudan next month.

 Asamoah made a big impact in the second half of the Serie A season in 2008-09 and has now been touted as one of the top prospects in the peninsula.

Overall, he made 19 appearances and scored twice for the Zebrette, forming an excellent partnership with Gaetano D'Agostino and Gokhan Inler in the centre of the pitch.

The former Torino player will be on a 15 day program of physiotherapy, but will be out of action for 30 days in total.

He thus far has five caps and one goal for Ghana in his blossoming career.

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