I didn’t know football was massive in Ghana — Jojo Wallocott shares his experience

The Black Stars number one choice shot-stopper has opened up on his experience with the senior national team of Ghana during the 2022 FIFA World Cup final play-off games.

Swindon Town goalkeeper Jojo Wallocott has described his experience of playing on Ghana soil as one of the best moments in his football career.Wallacott disclosed in an interview with Swindon Town FC’s official website that football in the West African nation is massive. 

The 25-year-old played an instrumental role in Ghana’s qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after eliminating Nigeria in the final play-off games.

“Crazy,” Wollacott said when asked how his week was.

“Coming to Rochdale brought me down to earth, but it was probably one of the longest weeks I’ve had in my life but it seems it is all worth it. ‘There was pressure on the game, not just to qualify for the World Cup but for the bragging rights of the country, but I just went into it treating it like another game of football, I didn’t put too much pressure on myself and I’m obviously buzzing and delighted.

“I’m not that superstitious but I just made sure I had a solid week of training, I eat well and slept right and that gives you confidence. 

“Playing for Ghana, I didn’t realise before I went just how much expectation there is from the country and football is massive in Ghana, a lot of people follow it, so to deliver and make Ghana proud is the best feeling. “It was probably one of the best feelings of my career.”

“It was probably one of the best feelings of my career.” 

Wallacott is now the no.1 shot-stopper for the senior national team of Ghana following his explosive performance.

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