Athletics News of Sunday, 16 June 2019
Striker Majeed Waris insists he will nonetheless assistance Ghana at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt even with his shock omission from the squad.
The 27-calendar year-aged skipped back-to-back again tournaments in 2015 and 2017, but experienced been hotly tipped to be named in coach Kwesi Appiah’s last 23-man checklist for the occasion.
The Black Star, who scored 7 targets and presented six assists for French club Nantes in 38 appearances past period, has taken his exclusion in good religion.
“It truly is the ambition of any footballer to symbolize his region, it’s possible this year’s Afcon is not the will of God,” Waris advised BBC Sport.
“I’m a Ghanaian and nevertheless a admirer of the Black Stars, so I can only desire the guys all the greatest in Egypt due to the fact they ought to have our guidance.
“I might not have got the nod as envisioned but I will be supporting my region and hoping we can get it because that is generally the concentrate on.
“Enjoying for Ghana is often an honour. I think with the gamers we have and the coaches the group can go all the way in Egypt.”
Waris who has earlier performed in Sweden, Russia and Turkey, moved to France in August 2015.
Top scorer in Sweden in the 2012 season right after scoring 23 targets for BK Hacken, he produced 33 plans in a put together 88 appearances for French golf equipment Valenciennes and Lorient, just before relocating to Portugal in 2017.
He only managed eight video games for Portuguese giants FC Porto in advance of returning to France with Nantes on a year-extensive bank loan in August.
Irrespective of an international career blighted by damage, Waris has four objectives in 27 matches for four-time African champions Ghana.
Ghana will perform in Team F at the Nations Cup which kicks off on 21 June, along with Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.