2014 World Cup: Germany-born Schlupp set for his first training in Ghana
Germany-born Jeffery Schlupp will train in Ghana for the first time on Wednesday after arriving in the country for the Black Stars early preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
The England-based player arrived in the country on Tuesday night to join his colleagues in training for next month’s tournament in Brazil.
The Leicester City star is expected to join the Black Stars training on Wednesday morning at the Accra Sports Stadium which will be his first training on Ghana soil.
The 21-year-old missed the first day of the Black Stars’ non-residential training for June’s finals in Brazil which started on Tuesday.
He should be expecting a good reception from the fans who have heard lots of good things about his style of play and his commitment to the Black Stars.
Schlupp is coming off an impressive season in the English Championshipwhere he helped Leicester City secure a return to the Premier League.
The natural striker played 26 games in the league and scored a goal from his converted left-back position for the Foxes.
He earned a place in Ghana’s provisional 26-man squad for the World Cup on the back of his impressive run with Leicester.
Schlupp is staging a return to the Black Stars team for the first time in almost three years.
He made his debut for Ghana in an international friendly match against Gabonin 2011 and has since not been involved with the Black Stars.