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Honoured With Black Stars Call Up But… – Thomas Partey

Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey, has acknowledged being honoured to have received a first national team call up but quickly cooled talks of being under pressure for his maiden appearance.

Partey, 22, was part of three players to have been handed their maiden Black Stars call ups for this month’s 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Mauritius with the others being AshantiGold’s defender Mohammed Kadri and Kazakhstan based forward Patrick Twumasi.

Ghana will seal qualification to Africa’s biggest football showpiece in Gabon next year with a point against the Island nation on Sunday, June 5 and Partey who joined the team for the second day’s training at the Accra Sports Stadium told the media that, he is under no pressure to perform for Ghana.

He said, “I am excited with the call up and happy to give my all to the success of the team and the country as a whole.

I am not under any pressure joining the team for the first time as I know we have a good team and along with hard-work and the coaches tactics, we will surely excel in our quest to seal qualification to the AFCON 2017 in Gabon next year.”

Coach Avram Grant and his team are expected to depart Ghana for Mauritius on Thursday.

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