Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah is keen to gatecrash his country's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 28-year-old who plays for English side AFC Wimbledon, wants to improve on his sixth cap for the West African nation.

The former Crystal Palace striker earned a shock international call-up by former coach Avram Grant for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in  Equatorial Guinea where he scored a goal.

However, he has since been overlooked since Kwesi Appiah was hired for the second time.

But Appiah, who has scored four goals for AFC Wimbledon, wants another shot at the international level with an Africa Cup of Nations looming this summer.

"I haven’t heard from the new coach [Kwesi Appiah] but I think I just have to keep playing well and score goals and see what happens after that," Appiah is quoted by Goal.

"I had a good time with the Black Stars and representing Ghana in the Afcon again will always hold high value in the list of my targets and goals to achieve in 2019. Playing at the tournament again is 100% a target of mine, " he added.

He adds:  "Of course. I believe the players who have most recently played for the national team have great potentials as well as the consistent performances from the more experienced players from the previous squad.

"We contain the qualities as a team to lift the trophy in the upcoming tournament and I will be glad to be part of the historic moment if the coach will hand me a chance."

The continent's governing body, CAF is yet to determine the country which will host the flagship event after Cameroon was stripped off the hosting rights.

By Patrick Akoto

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