Chicago Fire striker and Ada native, David Accam is a doubt for his side’s Major League Soccer opener against NEW York City on March 6 as he has been struggling with illness in the last few days.
The Ghanaian forward, 25, is one of three players who Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunović said Accam had “little problems” with the start of the 2016 MLS season looming.
“He had some issues and we didn’t want to make push him hard for this game even though he is recovered now. We working on his fitness, and he is doing great. He’s very engaged in this preseason and we have a special approach for him knowing that last year he had issues on turf in this tournament. We are working on him,” said Paunovic.
“He’s in consideration (for the last two games). It’s not that we are reserving, but as I said he had some issues that are not coming from the turf.
“We want to keep him and recovering well. Our goal is to prepare well for the season. The preseason is something that we have to manage.”
David Accam did not play against Vancouver due to illness and did not train with his team on Saturday.