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Sports News of Wednesday, 3 October 2018


Mahatma Otoo unfazed by Black Stars snub

Balikesirspor striker Mahatma Otoo is unperturbed by his persistent Black Stars snub.

The 26-year old hitman was excluded from Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man squad for the upcoming Afcon 2019 clash against Sierra Leone despite his superb scoring form for Balikesirspor in the Turkish second-tier league.

The former Hearts of Oak ace insists he is not bothered by the situation he finds himself in, stating that he will be cheering for the team when they engage Sierra Leone on mathcday three of the Afcon 2019 qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday, October 11.

“Ghana has a strong team capable of beating Sierra Leone whether with me or without me,” Otoo told

”Frankly, I am not happy that I was not invited because every player wants to play for their national team but I’m not too worried because I know I’ll soon be part of the team.

“One thing we should all know is that, whether I am invited or not, Ghana is my country and I have to support the team all the time. Yes I want to play but at the same time I am a big fan of the national team,” Otoo added.

Ghana sits atop of Group F with three points, same points with Kenya but with superior goal difference after two matches.