Sports News Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Annan disappointed with cancellation of Ghana's AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone

Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan says he is disappointed with the cancellation of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone.

The 26-year-old was chasing his maiden appearance with the Black Stars but the decision by Fifa not to lift the ban on Sierra Leone Football Association due to government's interference means he has to wait for another time to make his bow.

"I'm really disappointed with the turn of events because I've been working very hard and was hoping to have an opportunity in one of the two games against Sierra Leone but unfortunately it has been cancelled," Annan told Goal.

"I wanted to prove to Ghanaians and the technical team that I have the potentials to keep the post at the highest stage. Some of the players were my teammates at Feyernood Academy so they are aware of what I can bring on board.

"Harrison Afful was my senior at Wafa Academy so we know ourselves while Christian Atsu and Bernard Mensah were my teammates at Feyernood so to come and meet them is something special and I'm learning a lot despite the unfortunate news.

"I'll continue to work hard and hope another opportunity comes in the game against Ethiopia next month," he added.

Annan is expected to face his teammates at club level when the Black Stars play Kotoko in a friendly at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.
Source: goal.com
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