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Ghana’s David Accam happy with his recovery


Ghana and Chicago Fire winger David Accam says he is content with his recovery rate after a knee injury kept him out of the game for months.

Accam has continued from where he left off since his return to full fitness and after captaining his Chicago Fire side to a 2-2 home draw with New York Red Bulls over the weekend, the Ghanaian who scored one of Chicago’s goals says he is content with his performance so far.

He however bemoaned the precarious position of the team.

“ I think I am happy with my recovery and at the moment, I am feeling good, I think I am playing well even though we are not getting the results but I am trying to lift up the team and trying to do my best”, Accam told the official website of Chicago Fire.

He was quick to add that there was more room for improvement.

“So far, it is okay, I can do better than what I am doing but I am still happy about what I am doing now”. The Ghanaian winger said his work rate has improved and that coach Veljko Paunovic has been the motivating factor.

“I really enjoy working with my coach and for me personally, I need someone to push me and encourage me and he is doing that for me”, Accam said about the Chicago Fire coach.

Accam’s goal against the Red Bulls was his fifth goal of the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) and his second goal in ten days after scoring against North American Soccer League (NASL) side Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the US Open Cup quarter-final.

Accam who has scored four goals in the US Open Cup is vying for the golden boot award in that competition. He can overtake the current leading goalscorer with five goals, Edwin Borboa, whose team La Maquina FC is out of the competition.

In the US Open Cup Round of 16, Accam scored two goals against Harrison Afful’s Columbus Crew to qualify to the quarter-final. He scored a goal and assisted another against Fort Lauderdale Strikers from NASL.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Boateng played 63 minutes for LA Galaxy when they held Seattle Sounders to a 1-1 draw over the weekend.

Two Ghanaians out of four were in action when DC United welcomed Montreal Impact to the RFK Stadium. Patrick Nyarko played 64 minutes for DC with Dominic Oduro playing the last 24 minutes for Montreal as the game ended 1-1. Kofi Opare was an unused substitute for DC but Lloyd Sam was conspicuously missing.

Gershon Koffie continued his recovery as he played the last 28 minutes for New England Revolution when they lost 1-3 away to Orlando City with Harrison Afful playing 74 minutes for Columbus Crew in their 3-0 loss to Toronto FC away.
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