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2014 World Cup: Pantsil backs former Leicester team-mate Schlupp to excel in Brazil

Published on: 13 May 2014
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Ghana defender John Pantsil has tipped new boy Jeffrey Schlupp to excel for the Africans at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 21-year-old was the surprise inclusion in Kwesi Appiah’s provisional 26-man squad released on Monday.

The Germany-born utility player has only one Ghana cap but his form helped Leicester win promotion to the Premier League.

Pantsil, who played alongside the one-time Manchester United target during his spell at the Ice Kings, is confident he will shine in Brazil.

“He was my team mate when I was in Leicester,” the Santos defender told Accra-based Power FM

“He is a good player and I think this guy is one who Ghanaians can put their eye on and watch him carefully because he is going to do well and make the country proud.”

It's a big step for the man who is itching  closer to fulfilling his dream of appearing at the World Cup.

Comments

  • wee ba says:
    May 13, 2014 08:05 pm
    @compliments thumbs up,i wish evrybody clicks on yor link to read wat the americans tink abt us.the mistake they make is that they still tink our central midfielders will be essien n muntari.forgetting badu,rabiu,dede,aquah,we have silent weapons to demolish them with the lyks of warris,atsu,accam,wakaso,adomah.we will face them with new tactics n players
  • compliments says:
    May 13, 2014 05:32 pm
    Read what America is writing. http://www.americansoccernow.com/articles/u-s-vs-ghana-an-early-look-at-the-key-matchups
  • Wilson says:
    May 13, 2014 06:29 pm
    we as Ghanaians should care less about what the think about our team. I can tell you that Americans know nothing about football Ohhh sorry they call it soccer weirdos.... let's do our training and game plans well and we should do well in Brazil
  • Wilson says:
    May 13, 2014 06:30 pm
    we as Ghanaians should care less about what they think about our team. I can tell you that Americans know nothing about football Ohhh sorry they call it soccer weirdos.... let's do our training and game plan well and we should do well in Brazil