The Player Relations Officer for the Professional Football Association of Ghana (PFAG), Yusif Chibsah has cleared the air on behalf of Abdul Majeed Waris and Fatawu Safiu following their omission from Ghana’s final 23-man squad for 2019 AFCON.
Reports went rife in the media that the FC Nantes forward angrily boycotted the meeting to announce Kwesi Appiah’s decision on Monday evening.
However Chibsah, in a series of tweets shut down the fake news, insisting both players have accepted the coach’s selection in good faith and continue to wish the team well in Egypt.
“Good morning Ghana, on behalf of @warisgh10 and @fatawusafui I would like to make it clear that, both players have accepted their exclusion from the 23 man squad named by coach Kwesi Appiahin good faith. As human as we are it’s normal to be disappointed in times like this. It’s never true that @warisgh10 boycotted a meeting. Both players wish the Black Stars all the best in Egypt. It’s GHANA FIRST, all other matters are not necessary at this moment. LONG LIVE BLACK STARS, LONG LIVE GHANA “
The 23-man squad is expected to leave Dubai for Egypt on June 20th for the continental showpiece.
Ghana are in group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.