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Striker Waris delighted to play part in Ghana's AFCON qualification

Published on: 14 October 2012

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris has expressed delight about playing part in Ghana's qualification to the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup. 

The 21-year-old Swedish Allsvenskan leading scorer came off the bench in the 86th minute to play part of the Black Stars' 1-0 win over Malawi at the Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on Saturday.

The Black Stars beat Malawi 3-0 on aggregate to secure an historic 19th AFCON qualification.

And Waris who was called-up for both legs says it is great feeling being part of the squad.

"Basically, Ghana qualifying is very great news for the team because we cannot afford to miss out of the competition," Waris told

"We went into the game with a positive mentality and we had the results we wanted. I feel very great to be of the team that has ensured qualification for the country."


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • ahoofe says:
    October 14, 2012 11:45 am
    i heard his name throughout the net but have not seen his style of play, i hope oneday he will be given 90minutes of play for the black stars so that i can see his performance
  • Mochacho-USA says:
    October 14, 2012 02:55 pm
    I share your view partner,now that we have qualify ,we need some friendly games to access some of these players cos there are a lot of them out there,typical example is Nana Akwasi, Memphis Depay, Emmanuel Frimpong, Enoch Adu and many more..........God bless Ghana,God bless GBS,congrates boys and not forgetting our young ladies too who won the bronze medal. Once again Ghana has shown that we are the pacesetters for African soccer