Hoffenheim's Adams expresses gratitude to Ghana players and officials

The centre-back shares his appreciation to members of the national team after putting injury spell behind him

TSG Hoffenheim defender Kasim Nuhu Adams is grateful for the support received from Ghana's players and officials during his injury layoff.

The centre-back is back in training, having been in the treatment room since picking up an injury during a German Bundesliga clash with Freiburg on September 1.

“The GFA [Ghana Football Association], coaches and players have been supportive of me," Adams told Happy FM

"Coach Kwesi Appiah and [assistant] Ibrahim Tanko call me every day to encourage me.

“I’m having the maximum support from the players as well, and this makes me feel I belong to the group. 

"It hasn’t been easy but their support has kept me believing.”

Adams resumed training before the international break but was missing as the Black Stars assembled for this month's double-header against Sierra Leone. The games, though, were ultimately cancelled due to a Fifa ban on the Leone Stars' FA. 

“I could have returned to the team [for the Sierra Leone games] but I told Kwesi Appiah to call other players because I may not play if came," the 23-year-old explained. 

“For now, everything is fine. 

"I started training with the team [Hoffenheim] before the international break."

Adams injury also forced him out of Ghana's 1-0 loss to Kenya in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying last month. 

“I felt bad watching Ghana play Kenya," he revealed. 

"We missed so many chances.

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"That goal was through a mistake we committed and they punished us.

"But the guys played well.”

The defender, who joined Hoffenheim during the summer transfer window, is expected to return for national duty when Ghana take on Ethiopia next month.