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2014 World Cup: David Accam is hugely talented than many Ghanaian players - Ex Man United scout

Published on: 22 April 2014
David Accam

Ex-Manchester United Africa chief scout Tom Vernon claims David Accam’s exceptional qualities put him above many, many Ghanaian players at the moment.

The 23-year-old, who plays for Helsingborg is keen to make Ghana’s World Cup squad after blistering run in the Swedish top-flight.

The former Right to Dream Academy graduate has hit the right code at the right time, with just less than two months left for the start of the global showpiece in Brazil.

Vernon believes Accam’s special qualities will aid the Black Stars immensely if he manages to gatecrash the squad.

“I think if you look at the options for Ghana going forward, He (Accam) offers something which you can’t really say any of the other players offer,” he told the Accra-based Power FM.

“What you want is different solutions to the problem that you face. So when you look at the attacking players that you have on the bench, you don’t want two guys who can do the same thing for you.

“From what I see, there’s not a player in Ghana at the moment who can do the things that Accam can do.

“That’s not to say that he’s one of the best players, but his skills are unique and he’s showing that in Sweden at the moment.

“The Swedish league is not the biggest league and that’s maybe working against him a little bit but he’s managing to impact almost every week and that’s the key.

He has scored seven goals in all competition for Helsingborg this season.


This article has 10 comment(s), give your comment
  • askantwi says:
    April 22, 2014 08:20 pm
    So let's call him up and ascertain from close range what is being said about him.
  • lolvsfunny says:
    April 22, 2014 09:50 pm
    For me this guy is a must for the world cup.
  • Pinkus says:
    April 22, 2014 10:29 pm
    Poor guy. Hugely talented but without a God father. In Ghana, talent is not always enough. Sometimes you need be the son of so so and so to get the much needed Black Star push. But God is watching. Cow way no get tail na God dey drive am flies.
  • johnny says:
    April 22, 2014 11:07 pm
    This Scam guy must be as small as Aboagye, another hugely talented guy whose size might go against him, though that should not be a factor, but in Africa you never know.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    April 22, 2014 11:15 pm
    This guy is very good for Brazil 2014. I don't know the criteria coach AA is using now but i bet you this guy is very sharp upfront and ready to score.Watch his matches at the U-tube
  • Papa Sly says:
    April 23, 2014 05:04 am
    Much better than Jordan Ayew !!!!!
  • Vinny says:
    April 23, 2014 07:34 am
    He is far better than Jordan, he is the Eden hazard for Ghana and definitely needs to be in Brazil, he is as sharp and quick as waris and that's just the kind of players we need up front, he hardly looses possession and has a very good composure and no doubts about his inclusion in Brazil. AA a word to the wise is enough, if u want to excel in Brazil just take this guy with you, he has a lot in him to offer Ghana. All the best with your selection mr manager.
  • Big mouth says:
    April 23, 2014 09:15 am
    Guys, watch for yourselves.This guy is hugely talented.
  • Big mouth says:
    April 23, 2014 09:16 am Just see how talented this guy is! God Bless Ghana
  • jona says:
    April 23, 2014 10:43 am
    we really need this guy at the well cup.apart from him scoring we need someone who can dribble and hold on to ball.Akwasi appiah should watch his videos on youtube.He is too good.better than richmond boakye yiadom.