Strasbourg striker Majeed Waris eyes Black Stars return after Afcon snub

Published on: 01 May 2020

Strasbourg striker Majeed Waris is eagerly awaiting his return to the Black Stars after he snubbed for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Waris has been out of the national team due after almost a year on the sidelines.

Former Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah failed to include the 28-year-old in his 23-man squad for the Afcon last year where the Black Stars exited at the Round of 16.

He has since not returned to the team, even under new coach CK Akonnor, despite his impressive form in the French Ligue 1.

The Ghanaian joined Strasbourg from FC Porto in January and has made seven league appearances and scored two goals so far.

"For me, I won’t say I have missed playing for the Black Stars," Waris told Adom TV.

"It is good to always play for the Black Stars and I always have my confidence.

"As long as we are doing well and you are happy in your club, [national] opportunities will always come, maybe not today, maybe tomorrow.

"So for me, I am here [at Strasbourg], I am doing really well and I am very happy. What matters is, as long as you continue doing well in your club, I know these opportunities will always come.

"It's football. CK cannot call everyone [at once]. He can only call a few players to represent Ghana, so every time, we give our support to Ghana."