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

Anthony Annan will have the chance to play at Schalke 04.

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.


  1. Jay Kobla says:

    Really GSN? German giants Real Madrid paa?

  2. Fiifi says:

    Influence of KPB ? Remember they both featured in the 2010 WC playing along side each other!!

  3. Joelaw says:

    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.

  4. Nana, USA says:

    @Jay Kobla….Did u read the article at all? Go back and read again before u comment.

    • spellBOUND says:

      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.

  5. bbbb says:

    Nana USA they initially had it as German Giants. They probably fixed it after Jays comment

  6. Papadinho says:

    Oh stop blaming GSN and start blaming dauda. He juju this people too so their brains are not working good

  7. Maxwell Johnson says:

    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.

  8. 21guns says:

    Anna is one of the best midfielders in Ghana,good news news he is back.he is no nonsense like muntari

  9. 21guns says:

    Annan is one of the best midfielders in Ghana,good news news he is back.he is no nonsense like muntari

  10. kuukuphilly says:

    as long as he can stay healthy..but this midfield is really loaded oo

  11. selfmade says:

    Anthony anane aka pablooo aimar!! Love this guy!!

  12. thesalonika says:

    Yes, we all love Annan the Pablo.

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