Dong Bortey Confident On Black Stars Return

Aduana Stars ace Bernard Dong Bortey believes recent national team call-ups to home-based players have given his international career a boost. Ghana Premier League outfield players Richard Mpong and Emmanuel Baffour staked a claim for locally-players in the Black Stars by impressing in last week�s friendly against Chile. Head coach Goran Stevanovic is prepared to hand playing times for talents in the Ghana top flight is a busy year which contains the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. At 30, Bortey is confident his qualities can catch the eyes of the Serbian trainer who is expected to be retained as Black Stars coach. �No. I have not given up on the Black Stars. If the coach sees my performance in the league, I am sure that he will hand me a call-up,� the former Ghana Under-17 star told Asempa FM. Bortey has six Ghana caps and played a crucial part in the preliminaries qualifiers to the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany.