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Schalke coach Jens Keller assures Anthony Annan he has future at the club

Published on: 11 February 2014
Anthony Annan will have the chance to play at Schalke 04.

By Rahman Osman

Schalke coach Jens Keller says Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan has a future at the club and will be handed playing opportunities this season.

Annan has been in the plans of Keller ever since he recovered fully from an ankle injury before the winter break.

Keller named him in his squad that toured Qatar for their winter training camp and played him in the 2-1 friendly win against Qatari side Al Gharafa last month.

Annan was on the bench for the first time this season in last Sunday’s 2-0 win over Hannover 96.

Keller heaped praise on Annan for his work ethic and says he is ready to use him.

“Anthony is a professional I have watched him closely and his work rate is outstanding,” Keller said to Schalke TV.

“All players will have a chance to play and that includes him, his in the team today because I felt he can perform when called upon.”

Annan has been registered for Schalke’s UEFA Champions Champaign where they face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first knockout round.

His contract with the Royal Blues expires in June this year.


  • spellBOUND says:
    February 11, 2014 11:44 pm
    nana, take it easy. u came in late. GSN makes brainless errors all the time. typically correcting them after the've been pointed out by the masses. anyone who comes on here regularly knows this. i think u owe jay an apology.
  • Papadinho says:
    February 12, 2014 12:28 am
    Oh stop blaming GSN and start blaming dauda. He juju this people too so their brains are not working good Bless
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    February 12, 2014 01:40 am
    Arguably our best defensive midfield shield over the last decade, glad to see his career back on track once again. If he gets some playing time before the WC squad is named then the likes of Rabiu, Badu, Afriyie Aquah among others probably wont get the chance to play. Annan is our best and most reliable defensive midfielder, all the best of luck Pablo.
  • 21guns says:
    February 12, 2014 02:17 am
    Anna is one of the best midfielders in Ghana,good news news he is back.he is no nonsense like muntari
  • 21guns says:
    February 12, 2014 02:18 am
    Annan is one of the best midfielders in Ghana,good news news he is back.he is no nonsense like muntari
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 12, 2014 02:48 am
    hahahahahaha, oh papadinho, u just killed me laughing. i usually laugh at your comments, but this one dee333333, it b too much...keep it up though. lol
  • kuukuphilly says:
    February 12, 2014 09:42 am
    as long as he can stay healthy..but this midfield is really loaded oo
  • selfmade says:
    February 12, 2014 04:14 pm
    Anthony anane aka pablooo aimar!! Love this guy!!
  • Jay Kobla says:
    February 11, 2014 09:14 pm
    Really GSN? German giants Real Madrid paa?
  • Fiifi says:
    February 11, 2014 09:53 pm
    Influence of KPB ? Remember they both featured in the 2010 WC playing along side each other!!
  • Joelaw says:
    February 11, 2014 10:09 pm
    Jay Kobla, please read the story again. There is no section of the story that says "German giants, Real Madrid". Criticize when necessary and praise when is is due.
  • Nana, USA says:
    February 11, 2014 10:20 pm
    @Jay Kobla....Did u read the article at all? Go back and read again before u comment.
  • bbbb says:
    February 11, 2014 10:32 pm
    Nana USA they initially had it as German Giants. They probably fixed it after Jays comment
  • thesalonika says:
    March 31, 2014 05:47 pm
    Yes, we all love Annan the Pablo.