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Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp on the verge of securing English top-flight football with Leicester City

Published on: 05 April 2014
Jeffrey Schlupp is close to securing promotion with Leicester City

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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German-born Ghanaian full-back Jeffrey Schlupp is close to securing top-flight football in England with Leicester City after helping them to a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.

The versatile defender, capped once by Ghana, lasted the entire duration of the game for the Foxes made it 21 league games unbeaten as they moved onto 89 points - two more than Cardiff won the division with last season.

The 21-year-old was among five changes to the side that earned a 2-2 draw at Wigan on Tuesday by manager Nigel Pearson and he efficiently contributed to the victory, assisting in the opening goal.

Schlupp laced well with Knockaert and Chris Wood and claimed the returning pass before lining it up for Riyad Mahrez to finish off in the 10th minute.

Wednesday equalised eight minutes before the break but the table-toppers returned from the break to take all the maximum points at stake.

Leicester have not played on the English top-flight for a decade and the Ghanaian will go down in history as one of the key players who propelled their promotion agenda.

Friday night's game was his 24th in the league and 27th in all competition. Schlupp was played as an attacker in his only game for Ghana - the 2-1 victory over Gabon in an international friendly in November 2011.

But since he returned from a month trials at Manchester United last March, Leicester manager Pearson adhered to Sir Alex Ferguson's recommendation and has been using hm as a full-back.


This article has 10 comment(s), give your comment
  • benny says:
    April 05, 2014 10:15 am
    Funny to hear any player in any where should play for the black stars . Those foreign born players,if they are good enough, they will opt to play for their country of birth or residence . Kwaresey could easily have made in the Sweden team but he chose Ghana yet AA and his crooks treat him with impunity, prejudice and nepotism. KPB would never play for Ghana if not the problems he had with the German FA.
  • jb says:
    April 05, 2014 09:38 am
    I will be surprise if he doesn't make it to the world cup, he is far better than all our left back.
  • Words says:
    April 05, 2014 09:17 am
    @Kingsley He was once a striker He was converted to a left side of defence. This Guy should be drafted into the BS to help solve the left back problem. He is premiership bound.
  • kingsley says:
    April 05, 2014 07:52 am
    the guy is not a defender,but a striker.Useless sports site
  • Dr Who says:
    April 05, 2014 11:46 am
    if AA is still in UK,what stops him from monitoring this guy when we all know our lateral defensive problem?
  • sean says:
    April 05, 2014 12:02 pm
    Please include this player, akwasi Appiah..stop bullshitting.. I watch the U.S vs Mexico and damn they are strong...please train our boys well and stop talking...I am American Ghanaian, but I love Ghana with my heart and soul...
  • Ben says:
    April 05, 2014 12:38 pm
    Defender, not striker. He hasn't really played up front for a couple of years.
  • Emma says:
    April 05, 2014 01:00 pm
    its sad when people talk with little knowledge on issues. Kingsley please learn before you talk okay? Because it will always reduce you to ridicule.....
  • [email protected] 4 last 4, Brazil 2014 says:
    April 05, 2014 05:34 pm
    He's already been monitored by Maxwell Konadu and I can promise you that he's going to get a call for our next friendly. He's in our plans folks.
  • maubs says:
    April 05, 2014 10:38 am
    Am glad people are atlast talking about him here. I have seen him play wing half and boy he is pacy and strong and a real grafting attitude. Give the young man a chance and he strikes me as needing just that and we have a real asset and game changer on our hands. Am a big big fan.