Numancia forward Yaw Yeboah has described his short spell with the Black Stars as an important piece of his learning curve as a young footballer.
The Ghana U-23 skipper was among the five players omitted from Ghanaâ€™s final 23 man squad for the Afcon in Egypt.
The 22-year-old spent the 2018/2019 season on loan at Spanish Segunda side Numancia where he made 32 appearances and was also on target twice.
Yeboah has shown himself capable of playing as a central midfielder and also in either of the wide positions and featured alongside Ebenezer Ofori in Ghanaâ€™s friendly loss to Namibia.
He admitted that being a part of the provisional team itself was a privilege.
â€œI want to thank everybody, the management and the nation for giving me the chance to be here.
â€œIt is not easy to be part of the senior national team and also to be playing alongside big names like Gyan, Andre, Atsu and the likes.
â€œThese are players with big reputations in Ghana and Africa and for me, its a pleasure to be playing with them and I have learnt a lot.
â€œPlaying under a wonderful manager like Kwesi Appiah and also reputable names like coach Tanko makes me feel special.
â€œI feel like I am playing under some good people and when that happens good things happen to you.
â€œI want to wish my teammate well, our prayers are behind them as they head to the tournament,â€ he stated.
The former Man City academy product Yeboah is expected to play a key role for Ghanaâ€™s U â€“ 23 side as they seek qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.