Waris Shrugs Off Stars Snub

Majeed Waris

Ghana attacker Majeed Waris has shrugged off the pain of not making it to this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and looking forward to a fine pre-season session.

The speedster was one of the five casualties who did not make the Black Stars 23-man squad for the Egypt championship.

The ‘bad news’ of his omission from the final list enraged him, forcing him to boycott a meeting after the list was released. 

But, in a tweet few hours after receiving the heartbreaking news, he stated, “Always proud to represent my country so not the outcome I was hoping for. I wish Ghana well in the AFCON.

The Porto forward added, “Time to get a well deserved holidays (sic), refresh and go again for the preseason!”
Head Coach Kwasi Appiah chose strikers ‒ Asamoah Gyan, Caleb Ekuban, Kwabena Owusu and Jordan Ayew ‒ over him.

Last season, his loan spell at FC Nantes, where he made 33 Ligue 1 appearances, resulted in hitting the back of the net five times and providing three assists.

Indications are that clubs from the Gulf region are interested in the striker.

By Kofi Owusu Aduoum