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02.11.2010 Sports News

Boakye-Yiadom focuses on his career

By Ghana FA
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Richmond Boakye-Yiadom insists he only has his mind on gaining regular first team action with Genoa in the Serie A as his development draws attention.

The 17 year-old Ghanaian youngster has had four Serie A appearances for Genoa since gaining promotion to the senior side with his recent display against champions, Inter Milan over the weekend another interesting news in his young career.

But the striker explains that he's not yet the finished product despite raving about his rise at such a high level.

"I would say that it has given me a lot of courage and confidence to play with any team because playing with Eto'o [Samuel] and Sneijder [Wesley] that should tell you that the guy ready to play against any team," he told Joy FM, a local radio station.

"I am praying and working hard so that at times I would get into the starting line up."

Boakye-Yiadom says he's putting in the extra work at training to improve and become a 'great player.'

"Every player's dream is to play for the Serie A side or move ahead to become a great player so I am working hard and trying my best here [Genoa] and the rest of them I leave it to the Almighty God because he [God] would decide."

A member of Ghana's U-20 national team that recently qualified for next year's African Youth Championship, Boakye-Yiadom has blocked any pre-mature talk of a place in the senior side, the Black Stars.

Rather, he's focusing on helping Ghana mount a successful title defence when the African Youth Championship begins.

"Right now, let's not talk about the Black Stars because the U-20 have qualified [African Youth Championship] so I'm just concentrating on the U-20 for us to win the African Cup," he said.

The youngster who scored in his Serie A debut for Genoa against Livorno last season, also aided the Ghana's qualification to the 2011 Africa Youth Championship, scoring four goals in four games.

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