David Accam: Helsingborg IF star attacker marks Ghana debut in defeat

Published on: 15 November 2014
David Accam: Helsingborg IF star attacker marks Ghana debut in defeat
David Accam marked his debut for Ghana

Helsingborg IF star David Accam finally got to make his international debut for Ghana but the Black Stars slipped to a 1-0 loss against Uganda's Cranes in the 2015 AFCON qualifier in Kampala on Saturday afternoon. 

The 23-year-old stepped onto the pitch in the 67th minute to replace Everton winger Christian Atsu as Ghana slipped to their first defeat in the AFCON rounds.

Spotting the number 12 jersey, the Helsingborg IF player of the season quickly warmed himself into the game and formed a good partnership with petit wing-man Solomon Asante and nearly got the leveller for Ghana.

Savio Kabugo netted the only goal of the game in the 9th minute and the Black Stars were unable to fight back though they remain top of Group E.

Accam, who has been impressive for Helsingborg in the Swedish top-flight had failed to get onto the pitch for Ghana in seven separate call-ups but suspension to Jordan Ayew and injury to Asamoah Gyan meant he would get his chance and when he was finally given the opportunity, he showed off some quality.

Comments

  • Anokwale
    says: 4 years ago
    Unfortunately, I think we will not see Accam again. These are games where you have to rise up. He and Warris are done as Black Stars.
  • paradox
    says: 4 years ago
    Alex zz. kwabena Paso. the minnows & kwaceree. show yoselfs at zamfoot. u made noise abt Zambia losing to Mozambique. come out of yo rabbit hole and show yoselfs.
  • Edward, Maryland
    says: 4 years ago
    Personally, I think the young players who have emerged from the academies need to be given time to mature. Especially those who did not play in our local league like Accam, Warris and even Atsu. You see, the African game is different from Europe. It is tough and played hard. You need to have played at a high level in Africa to understand. You can’t make them lead the attacking line. “Wom mfe esuswa”. You need to pair them in the striking line with seasoned players so that they can mature, and ease them gradually into games. In the absence of the two Asamoah’s ( Gyan and Kwadwo), I think Boakye Yiadom and Acheampong would have added more bite upfront.
  • Papadinho
    says: 4 years ago
    Stupidity. Ghanasoccernet.com is full of fools