Kotoko forward Abdul Fatawu Safiu has reacted to his omission from Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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

"First of all, I am disappointed with myself. I should have worked hard maybe I will say that," he said after the final squad was named.

Despite the disappointment of missing out on the final 23, Fatawu thanked the team and wished them the best ahead of the continental championship.

"I will say big thanks to the coach and everyone for inviting me to the national team because we have a lot of players out there and I was able to make it to the 29. I am grateful and I am not going to give up.

"I have to go home and work hard, maybe next time I will get a call up and I am not giving up. It's not over yet because I have to still fight and come back strong. I believe in myself that I will come back stronger."