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19 December 2012 | Cup of Nations

Adiyiah: I still have a place in the Black Stars team

Adiyiah: I still have a place in the Black Stars team

Former Ghana National U-20 striker Dominic Adiyiah remains unperturbed at his exclusion from the Black Stars 26-man provisional list billed for a pre- tournament exercise in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) released on Thursday.

Adiyiah emerged the 2009 U-20 World Youth Championship most valuable player in Egypt. The former AC Milan prodigy now plays for Ukrainian Premier League side, Arsenal Kyiv.

“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. 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 .” he told Luv Sports

The youngster is on a Christmas break and will be returning after the yuletide later in January.

Story by Ghana/myjoyonline/Delali Atiase

Contracts awarded to the sister-in-law has raised questions of conflict of interest.