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Sports News of Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

AFCON 2019: I wasn’t expecting to be dropped – Majeed Waris

Black Stars striker, Abdul Majeed Waris, has taken to social media to express his disappointment at not making the coach Kwasi Appiah’s final 23-man squad for AFCON 2019.

Waris, 27, says the decision was not the “outcome I was hoping for”.

Waris was named as part of Kwasi Appiah’s provisional 29-man squad for the team’s pre-tournament camp in Dubai.

But after 10 days of camping, Appiah dropped the Nantes’ striker along with four others.

Waris, who scored 5 league goals for the French Ligue 1 side in the 2018/2019 season, took to twitter to express his disappointment at not making the team and also wish the team well.

“Always proud to represent my country so not the outcome I was hoping for. I wish Ghana well in the AFCON.

Time to get a well deserved holidays, refresh and go again for the preseason,” Waris wrote on twitter.



Ghana have another friendly against South Africa on Saturday June 16, after which they will leave for Egypt on June 21. The 4-time African Champions have already lost one international friendly against Namibia, played behind closed doors in Dubai.

Ghana are in Group F along with defending Champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.

They open their AFCON campaign against the Squirrels of Benin on June 25.