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Dominic Adiyiah not surprised to miss out on AFCON

Published on: 22 December 2012

Ukraine-based striker Dominic Adiyiah says exclusion from Ghana's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad is no big deal.

The Arsenal Kyiv player was not included in the provisional 26-man squad selected by head coach Kwesi Appiah.

His international career was resuscitated in June this year, when he played and scored in Ghana's 7-0 drubbing of Lesotho in Kumasi in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The 22-year-old could not maintain his form and failed to be part of Ghana's contingent for the tournament.

But he is staying positive and has targeted to make the cut for future tournaments.

"It is nothing strange to me after my exclusion, because it is the coach's choice and we need to respect the decision he has made,'' Adiyiah said.

''May be I will get the opportunity after the tournament,back to the team and anybody in the call up is capable of carrying the flag of Ghana high and it is time we pray for all team members to succeed.''


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  • Carbonite says:
    December 22, 2012 03:41 pm
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  • KWAME PITO says:
    December 22, 2012 03:01 pm
    good luck. i believe in adiyiah. As a striker he has good vision and high work rate, the only problem i have noted is he has poor shot. his shots are too straight. no curl no bend, in short little technique. If only you can work on that.
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    December 22, 2012 02:43 pm
    This is a non-starter. The only one surprised about Adiyiah's omission is GSN.
  • junior mafia says:
    December 22, 2012 01:09 pm
    Lool offcourse its no big deal u flop..
  • Agenda says:
    December 22, 2012 12:02 pm
    Nice admission. surely u don't deserve to b there!