2014 World Cup EXCLUSIVE: Returnee Jeffery Schlupp 'honoured' by Ghana's World Cup call up
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 GHANAsoccernet.com.
“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.