Ghana and Spezia striker Emmanuel Gyasi has set his sights on winning the elusive African Cup of Nations title with the Black Stars of Ghana.

The Italian born striker was handed a call up during Ghana's last two AFCON qualifying matches in March against Sao Tome and Principe and South Africa.

He made his Ghana debut in the 1-1 drawn game against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg.

Ghana has been waiting nearly four decades since last winning the AFCON title in 1982 in Libya although since then Ghana has finished runner up in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

Gyasi says its a dream for the players and the fans to win the elusive AFCON title in Cameroon come next year.

"There had been some speculations about me, but I had never spoken to anyone from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before (the call-up),” he told BBC Africa.

"Then I was finally called up! Ghana is an important football country in Africa, with thousands of good players. I am very proud of myself.

"Ghana are a strong National team, a good mix of interesting young prospects and more experienced players. The manager and his staff are very prepared too," he explained.

"Ghana have played several World Cups and Africa Cups of Nations: our dream and that of our fans is to win the trophy."

"We know it won't be easy and we will have to think game by game, but we'll go there to make our dreams come true. We have to believe in ourselves.

"I met Alfred Duncan and Kwadwo Asamoah (the only other Ghana internationals in Serie A) when we played against Cagliari we had a nice chat after the final whistle and they gave me some advice, I want to thank them for this,” he added.

Ghana will be making its 23rd appearance at the AFCON next year in Cameroon winning four times.