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2014 World Cup: Striker David Accam out to make most of Ghana chance

Published on: 14 May 2014
David Accam gets his chance to steal a World Cup spot

By Ameenu Shardow

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Striker David Accam is relishing his opportunity with the Ghana national team having been named in the provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The 23-year-old was one of the major surprises sprung by coach Kwesi Appiah when he named his provisional 26-man squad for June’s tournament in Brazil.

Accam has been in good form for Helsingborg this season and is being tracked by English giants Manchester United.

Many believe he will be one of the casualties in the final cut to be made by coach Kwesi Appiah in order to reach his required 23-man squad.

But the Right to Dream Academy graduate says he will make the most out of the opportunity given.

“The coach obviously saw something in me that is why he called me up into the provisional squad,” he told Metro FM.

“I have played fourteen games and scored 12 goals this season but I know I am coming up against heavyweights like Asamoah Gyan and Majeed Waris who are all doing very well.

“But it is a chance I will relish and make the most out of it so that hopefully I get to make the final squad.”

Accam is yet to make his debut for the Black Stars team despite benefitting from previous call ups.

Comments

  • harry says:
    May 15, 2014 04:22 am
    @Dogo.I think same because the midfielders are too many.Rabiu and Adomah alongside Inkoom.
  • gaby says:
    May 15, 2014 05:43 am
    Aah, Ghanafuoo paaa, how on earth can one compare Acam to Rabiu? Hahah, or have some been paid to say so? Anyway it's an opinion. I wish the best player goodluck for final 23
  • risky says:
    May 15, 2014 08:40 am
    Lol.. This millennium guy doesn't know football a bit. Hahahaha... How can you say a player does not look imposing so cannot be effective. Ah are you a jhs student starting to watch football? Is Majid Warris imposing?
  • DOGO says:
    May 15, 2014 12:38 am
    I think A.A will drop two midfielders and one defender. No striker will be dropped because we need them.
  • Jnr Ronaldinho says:
    May 14, 2014 05:39 pm
    Ooh wat a great decision by A.A for includin David Accam,he is ghana CR7 I wil Advice the manager to drop j.Ayew bcos Accam is more superb than him.
  • Jnr Ronaldinho says:
    May 14, 2014 05:42 pm
    Accaaaammmm Goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • nesta says:
    May 14, 2014 06:27 pm
    AA congrat for picking accam he is superb than jodan ayew.when u drop him u will regret it
  • Christo says:
    May 14, 2014 07:05 pm
    Millennium is Lionel Messi a giant? Is Wayne Rooney a giant? It is clear you just don't like Accam or you speak from your ARSE.
  • Pinkus says:
    May 14, 2014 04:38 pm
    Use Accam in the upcoming friendlies to prove himself. He could our surprise bet for the World Cup. Personally I will want a fast pace player like Accam on the field when we meet the USA and Portugal who like to do mass attack with their defenders. Accam can be our hidden weapon just like Waris. Indeed, Accam is Ghana's Neymar.
  • Pinkus says:
    May 14, 2014 04:39 pm
    Use Accam in the upcoming friendlies to prove himself. He could be our surprise bet for the World Cup. Personally I will want a fast pace player like Accam on the field when we meet the USA and Portugal who like to do mass attack with their defenders. Accam can be our hidden weapon just like Waris. Indeed, Accam is Ghana's Neymar.
  • millennium says:
    May 14, 2014 04:41 pm
    He doesn't like he is a good striker;his structure doesn't look imposing and convincing. Lolo.
  • Don Dominic says:
    May 14, 2014 04:43 pm
    David Acam and Atsu will make Ghana very excited to watch while Majeed Waris beeing our secret weapon.
  • Ajuba says:
    May 14, 2014 04:56 pm
    Propaganda ooo. Jus let the boy play his game. Boasting him up with the media is going to get us hyped about him and if he dont play well we will all see. Look what our media has done to inkoom. They pay him too much attention so now when he doesnt perform we see it clearly. My advice for my brother accam is stay away from our stupid media and do good as always.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    May 15, 2014 11:39 am
    Ghanaian top wingers are like that. Rev, Osei Kofi, John Bannerman, Offei Duodu, Kwame Adarkwa...small inside huge in talent
  • A concerned citizen says:
    May 15, 2014 11:41 am
    correction....small in size