Mohammed Alhassan is confident of making a return to the national team set up after missing out on Ghana’s final 23 man squad for the 2019 AFCON.

The Hearts of Oak defender was one of five players that were cut from the preliminary 28-man squad named by coach Kwesi Appiah.

The list which was announced on Monday evening also saw Abdul Majeed Waris, Yaw Yeboah, Fatawu Safiu and Ebenezer Ofori missing out.

"First of all, I won't say I feel bad because even being here I am very happy," Alhassan  said after he was dropped.

"I want to thank the management for calling me and me being here I thank them very much because they have given me the platform.

"I am going back home to work even very harder and I know and believe in myself that, in the next call-up I will be included in the squad,' he concluded.

The 23-man squad is expected to leave Dubai for Egypt on June 20th ahead of the continental showpiece which kicks off from June 21- July 9

Ghana are in group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.