Ghana’s Majeed Waris says he is happy to put his troubled injury past behind him revealing he plays with so much “positivity” now. The Nantes striker missed Ghana’s last two appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations due to injury but has since returned stronger hoping to be a part of the team for AFCON 2019.
“My dream of playing at the Nations Cup’s been on hold because I’ve been unfortunate with injuries in the past,” Waris told BBC Sport.
“It’s taken a lot out of me to truly understand my body and how to manage it after games. After playing at the World Cup, I’d love the opportunity to play for my country at such a big continental tournament. Now I play without any problems and hope it continues so I can get a chance to live this dream.”
The 27 year old has had a good run of games in France playing 18 games already and has three goals to his credit since joining Nantes on loan in the summer. But the former Lorient striker believes it will take a lot of hard work for him to make the team for the next AFCON.
“We have quality players in the national team and everyone will be fighting hard to earn a spot, there are six important months between now and the tournament, so the hard work starts when the season resumes in France.
“I have put the tough injury past behind me and I now play with so much positivity.”
Majeed Waris has played 27 times for Ghana and has four goals with the national team.