Black Stars goalkeeper Jojo Wollacot is delighted to have made his professional debut playing against the Warriors of Zimbabwe in the 2022 FIFA World Cup on his first national team invitation.
The Swindon Town goalkeeper was given the go ahead over second-choice goalkeeper Lawrence Atizigi and the Hearts of Oak’s Richard Attah.
Wollacot’s performance was impressive in training, which earned him a spot in Milovan Rajevac’s initial lineup for his second period.
It came as a shock to a lot of Ghanaian football fans with the coach’s choice to select Jojo Wallocot.
The 25-year-old was calm and composed during his first game of competitive play with the Black Stars against Zimbabwe in the 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Wollacot was able to make some stops and conceded one goal on the penalty spot after Zimbabwe was given the penalty.
The goalkeeper from England was applauded by Milovan Rajevac following the game.
“First of all it was good scouting and when he arrived he proved himself at the training sessions, he really did a great job, he deserves his chance.
“Today he was at the top of his game, and I’m satisfied with his performances and I don’t want to praise goalkeepers too much, but he really did a good job today.” Milovan Rajevac said through his interpreter.
Jojo Wollacot in a post on his social media pages said it’s a dream come true to make his international debut for the Black Stars.
“A dream come true to make my international debut for
@ghanafaofficial 🙌🏽 thank you all for the support 🇬🇭❤️💛💚”
— Joe Wollacott (@JJWollacott) October 9, 2021
The Black Stars of Ghana have six points from their three games. They are trailing the Group G toppers, South Africa, by just one point. Ethiopia, which were beaten in their home stadium against South Africa, have three points on the board in third place with Zimbabwe with only one point in the bottom half of the group.
Ghana will play the second match of the double head at Harare with the Warriors on Tuesday, October 12.