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2014 World Cup EXCLUSIVE: Returnee Jeffery Schlupp 'honoured' by Ghana's World Cup call up

Published on: 13 May 2014
Jeffry Schlupp made Ghana's provisional World Cup squad

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana defender Jeffry Schlupp says he is 'honoured' to have been selected in the provisional Black Stars squad for the 2014 World Cup as he makes a return to the team for the first time in almost three years.

The 21-year-old was one of the major beneficiaries of the 26-man squad named by coach Kwesi Appiah at an organized press conference on Monday.

Schlupp who has played just once for the Black Stars has been a revelation this season with Leicester City.

He was converted from being a striker into a formidable left-back to help the Foxes win promotion to the English Premier League.

His inclusion into the provisional Ghana squad for June's tournament in Brazil is this considered a reward for a fabulous season in the Championship.

The former Brentford loanee however says he is 'honoured' to have made the provisional squad in fulfillment of a childhood dream to be involved in the World Cup.

"I feel honoured to be part of the 26 man squad and hopefully I'll make it into the 23 man squad to go to Brazil," he told

"I grew up watching the World Cup so to be involved in it is a really good achievement for me."

Schlupp is making a return to the Black Stars team since making his debut in a friendly against Gabon in 2011.

He made 26 appearances in Leicester City's successful return to the English top flight.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • christ elonam ayivi says:
    May 13, 2014 08:04 pm
    Big guy to chalenge c ronaldo and he can do the job I trust him because of this chap ghana will get final GOD bless Ghana
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 13, 2014 04:52 pm
    Good luck gentleman
  • maubs says:
    May 13, 2014 04:00 pm
    well done bro you deserve your call up. Sir Alex saw something and so has your ghana fans. you sowed it in the championship, it is now your stage to show it all finally. so work even harder my bro and believe.if you are there then you deserve to be there.
  • real sabacious says:
    May 13, 2014 03:42 pm
    I'm happy for you as well, I guess Tony Yeboah and his team read my comment over here lol.U work hard for ur inclusion bro, I bet you ! Only one or two of our defenders can break into the Leicester 11.This is where the underground work starts, asuch ur agent Tony Yeboah has to do his work or else the mafias at the GFA will kick u out for their own and if you fail tomake the cut to Brazil, u better change ur agent! Yeboah