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Steve Mounie is proud of his country

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Steve Mounie of Huddersfield Town controls the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town FC at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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The Huddersfield Town striker plays for Bening in Africa and wishes his nation could qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations

Benin-born striker Steve Mounie has never played in a club in his country.

He started his professional career with Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 in 2014.

The was loaned for a full year to Nimes.

But in 2017 he decided to go to the English Premier League where he’s now playing with Huddersfield Town.

And the player has been representing his country since 2015, and he feels very proud of this small African nation.

“I’m very proud to play for them, even if sometimes there are some difficulties, in regard of what can be in Africa and the situations there,” he told the club’s official website.

“I really love to play for them because when you play for a nation, there is nothing comparable.”

“There is no training ground; we train at the Stadium of the game, but we play for the nation, we play for the heart, we play for the people of Benin, so we do our job,” he added.

“In Ivory Coast and Cameroon, things did not change in one or two years, it took a lot of time for things to be changed.”

“We have to qualify for the African Cup and have a sporting result before even asking for big changes,” he said.