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Video: Wakaso wants to make history as Celtic's first Ghanaian

Published on: 29 August 2014
Wakaso says he will make history as the first Ghanaian at Celtic

New Celtic signing Wakaso Mubarak wants to make history as the first Ghanaian to play for the Scottish giants.

The winger has joined the Scottish Premiership champions on loan from Rubin Kazan until the end of the season, with Celtic holding an option to buy the player.

Mubarak wants to set a precedent for young, upcoming players in his homeland by impressing at Celtic.

He said: "I want to make history. I am the first Ghanaian player to play at Celtic and I have to make an example for the upcoming players.

"I need to make history for the team, for my country and for myself.

"Since I have came I have met a lot of people and they have been amazing to me," the winger said.

"Celtic is a big team to be at for every family. I have to play to my maximum.

"No," said Mubarak when asked whether Celtic's elimination from the Champions League had complicated his move.

"They say you should appreciate what you have in hand. We have the Europa League, although we were looking to make the Champions League."

Mubarak started his career in Spain with Elche before moving to Villarreal for the 2010/11 season.

After one campaign playing in the Spanish second tier, the midfielder was promoted to the club's first-team squad before leaving for Espanyol in 2012.

The 24-year-old arrived in Russia but found opportunities limited, making just 14 league appearances in his debut season.

He becomes Celtic's fourth summer loan signing following similar deals for Jason Denayer, Jo Inge Berget and Aleksandar Tonev.

Watch video of the interview below


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