Soccer News of Monday, 5 January 2015
Black Stars and new Chicago Fire striker David Accam has finally spoken out about how difficult it has been for him to continuously warm the bench of the Black Stars when he was in impressive goal scoring form for his club.
Accam, who featured predominantly on the left wing for his old club Helsinborgs IF, left the club with an impressive 38 goals in 81 appearances, which still failed to catch the eye of those at the helm of affairs at the national team.
“Yes, I always get disappointed when I don’t get the chance to show what I can do, but you have to respect the decision of the national team coaches because they want the best for the country.
If they think this team is the best to win games for Ghana, then I respect their decision,” he said in an interview with local television station, TV3.
Concerning the upcoming AFCON, the player who has made it into the 26-man provisional squad of head coach Avram Grant is adamant the team is determined to do well despite the quality of opposition they are faced with.
“You go into the tournament and you want to do well and I know we have a lot of quality in the team.
“Even though it will be tough, I know that we can do well.”
The Black Stars are expected to camp in Seville in the south of Spain for 10 days before they finally depart for Equatorial Guinea for the tournament.
Ghana is expected to name his final 23-man team for the tournament by the 7th of January in line with CAF’s regulations for the competition.