Hearts captain Abbey unfazed with Ghana snub

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The Phobians captain says he is not worried about his exclusion from the Black Stars 'B' provisional squad ahead of the Chan qualifiers

Hearts of Oak defender Thomas Abbey says he is not bothered after being left out of Ghana's provisional squad for the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers and Wafu tournament.

The Phobians captain has been in a scintillating form in the Ghana Premier League, scoring five goals and providing one assist after 14 games to help his side recover from their poor start to  the season.

However, he was conspicuously left out of the 30-man local squad by Kwesi Appiah, which will be preparing for the Wafu tournament next month and Chan qualifying game against Burkina Faso later in August.

“I’m not worried with the snub at all. It is part of the game," Abbey told Sportscrusader.com.

"I will not let this affect me because I know my time will surely come, so I’m not bothered.

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“My aim this season is to improve match after match and I think I’m the in best shape, so let us see what comes out of it. I’m cool with it. My focus now is to help my team finish well at the end of the first round,” he added.

Despite Abbey's snub, his teammates Fatawu Mohammed, Patrick Razak and Winful Kwaku Cobbinah made the cut.

Hearts are third on the log with 23 points and will make a short trip to Dansoman on Sunday to lock horns with city rivals Liberty Professionals in the Accra derby.

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