R.S.C. Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru has revealed that he felt bad after missing out on Ghana’s squad for the 2022 World Cup played in Qatar and won by Argentina.
Majeed Ashimeru prior to the World Cup was one of Ghana’s performing players in the world. The 25-year was named by Head Coach, Otto Addo in Ghana’s provisional squad for the competition. However, he failed to make the final squad, a situation he describes as painful.
“That [The World Cup] is the biggest competition in the world and every player wants to [play in],” Majeed told 3Sports in an interview.
“I think I personally felt bad [for missing out on the final squad] but also I felt like these are my guys going and they need my support.
Majeed however confessed that he was happy to see the likes of Samed Salis, Kamal Sowah and Mohammed Kudus feature at the global showpiece event.
“For me, seeing Salis doing well in the World Cup makes me feel very happy because he is someone that I always talk with and walk with. Just like Kamal Sowah and Kudus. Kudus is like a big brother because we grew up in the same hood and me seeing them makes me happy,” he added.
In the absence of Majeed Ashimeru, Ghana bowed out in the Group Stages, winning their game against South Korea and losing to Portugal and Uruguay.
Meanwhile, Majeed Ashimeru since missing the World Cup has featured in every Black Stars squad, coming from the bench against Angola in Luanda to make a big impact.