Strasbourg striker Abdul Majeed Waris has clarified his stance on politics being in the national team.
The striker reiterated that there’s politics in the national team, but politics in the national team isn’t the reason why the nation hasn’t won a laurel since 1982 as his compatriot Mubarak Wakaso stated, Waris added that the politics only affect team selection only.
“The last time I was speaking about this politics situation, a lot of people did not understand me and they made different meaning to it. If you look clearly, you will realize that yes there is politics in the Black Stars, but it has had different effects”, he told Adom Tv.
“I said that I disagree with Wakaso that politics is the reason that we did not win the AFCON but people took it differently. They thought I was firing back at Wakaso but the politics is only affecting the selection of the players, not the performance.”
“You can’t say that politics is the reason why we did not win trophies. Nonetheless, a player in the Black Stars has admitted that there is politics in the camp which is acceptable.”
Waris on merit was expected to make Ghana’s squad for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, but the striker was surprisingly left out. The striker revealed that politics is the reason why he was left out.
“Yeah for me I can say it is one of it [politics taking me out of the AFCON 2019 squad] and there are always a lot of effects because if you look at the midst of the Black Stars team, you will see that there are people who do not like you so even if you are not there, it is better.”
“There are people who don’t even want to see the team achieve something good with you, they always want it to be them, for me it is not my philosophy”, he concluded.
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Biased team selection is killing the Black Stars🇬🇭
( Ghanaian striker, Majeed Waris) pic.twitter.com/0HyBJ7qkKe
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