Annan talks about how he was converted from striker to a goalkeeper

After earning a call up to the Black Stars, Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Felix Annan has confessed that he started his football career as a striker, but he was drafted into the goalkeeper role to fill a gap left by the substantive goalkeeper and he has since never looked back.

The 24-year-old is unarguably one of the safest pair of hands in Ghana at the moment and has been a key figure for the club in the ongoing CAF Confederations Cup.

In an interview with Cafonline.com, the former WAFA man revealed how he started off his career: “I started as a striker at a youth club in Achimota. As if by fate, something happened during one of our games and that changed my destiny on the pitch.

“There was a time our goalkeeper failed to turn up for an important game and my coach asked me to keep the post.

“I have a good account of myself that day and have never looked back. Initially, I didn’t like the idea, but after a couple of matches I grew into loving my new position and here am I today.

Felix Annan is hoping to secure his place in Ghana’s team for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in June.

“I’m optimistic that if I remain consistent, I can get a shot into the final squad for the Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June.”, he added.

Annan has been named in Ghana’s squad to face Kenya in the final game of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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