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Accam disappointed with Ghana Afcon snub

1:01 PM WAT 12/01/2017
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The midfielder says he is disappointed after failing to make the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations roster

Chicago Fire midfielder David Accam says he is disappointed after failing to make Ghana's 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks off in Gabon on Saturday.

Accam was a member of the 2015 edition but was surprisingly overlooked in the provisional squad despite his incredible performance in Major League Soccer last season.

The 26-year-old was adjudged Chicago Fire's Most Valuable Player in 2016 for the second year running, after hitting nine goals in 26 appearances.

"I was disappointed when I got the news that I was not part of Ghana's final squad for the Africa Cup of Nations,'' Accam told Starr FM.

"I was very optimistic of getting a call-up into squad for the tournament as I worked very hard last season but it didn't happen as expected. I just have to keep my cool and support the team to win the trophy for us,'' he added.

Ghana were runners-up in the previous edition and have been housed in Group D alongside Egypt, Uganda and Mali to be based in Port-Gentil.

The Black Stars will leave for Gabon on Saturday after a 12-day camping in Dubai.