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2014 World Cup: Honoured Jeffrey Schlupp determined to help Black Stars exceed expectations in Brazil

Published on: 24 May 2014
Schlupp with his international teammates at the state dinner

By Ameenu Shardow

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Defender Jeffrey Schlupp says the Black Stars are determined to repay the confidence reposed in them following his first meeting with Ghana President John Mahama.

The Leicester City star was part of the Black Stars squad that were hosted by the nation’s leader at a state dinner on Thursday to bid them an official farewell as they embark on their third World Cup campaign this June in Brazil.

The team wrapped up their four-day training program in Accra with an impressive 6-1 win over a locally select side in an exhibition game on Friday.

The Black Stars have enjoyed tremendous support from Ghanaians during their brief stay in the nation’s capital.

Thousands of supporters troop to the Accra Sports Stadium every day to watch their training sessions.

The highlight of the Black Stars’ four-day stay in Accra was a meeting with President John Mahama at a state dinner where they were charged to go all the way to winning the tournament in Brazil.

Schlupp who is making a return to the team for the first time in almost three years says the team is inspired to exceed expectations in Brazil.

“The meeting with the President was an honourable moment and a big moment for me,” he told

“It means a lot and hopefully we can repay him with a good performance at the World Cup.”

The Black Stars team will travel to Rotterdam on Saturday evening where they will be camped for a week and play the Dutch national team in an international friendly.


This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • benny says:
    May 24, 2014 01:25 pm
    It's quite amazing how football has the capacity to unify people but religion and politics divide. Everybody in Ghana and the diaspora are singing the same tune.How l wish we could all pull together in the same manner to solve our milliards economic challenges, well maybe l am dreaming.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 24, 2014 01:46 pm
    Is possible Benny ...
  • Kweku says:
    May 24, 2014 04:42 pm
    @ Askantwi where in the bible is written tht God did not create humans to rule humans. Where them write am I want to no.
  • zikoface says:
    May 24, 2014 10:44 pm
    Askantwi, pls dont bring quotations dat never existed in d Bible
  • [email protected] 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    May 26, 2014 12:57 am
    BOSS, WHERE FROM THIS SCRIPTURE??? Meeeeeeeeeeeeewuradze Nyankopon, God did not create humans to rule over humans? As for dis one paaaa di3, even the pope himself kwraaaa go bow to you. Lol
  • Facehook List says:
    June 06, 2014 06:48 pm
    I recognize you've succeeed in addressing a bunch of major factors I didn't have on my list. Good job!
  • Askantwi says:
    May 24, 2014 02:01 pm
    God is one. So why is there so many different religions? Different believes? Different religious cultures? That's why we all cannot pull together to solve economic and social problems. After all, the Bible says God did not create humans to rule over humans.
  • Kweku says:
    May 24, 2014 04:45 pm
    Sry not to rule humans
  • don-pee says:
    May 25, 2014 06:53 am
    It possible, if we put our differences aside n put Ghana first. If we do that there no way this country won't succed because we are blessed beyond limits..