Italy-Born Gyasi 'It Was Always Ghana'

Italy-born Emmanuel Gyasi may have fulfilled his childhood dream of playing for Ghana but he already has a new one to chase.

The 27-year-old, who plays for Italian Serie A side Spezia Calcio, made his international debut on 25 March as the Blacks Stars drew 1-1 with South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

He now has his sights firmly set on being part of the squad at the Nations Cup finals in Cameroon next year and helping his country end a 30-years wait for success.

"My childhood dream has always been wearing the Ghana National team shirt," he told BBC Sport Africa.

"I wanted to become a football player and play for Ghana: I never had a doubt about it."