2014 World Cup: Ghana winger Atsu to inspire Vitesse Arnhem to Europa League ticket
Ghana winger Christian Atsu will be influential for Vitesse Arnhem in their quest to secure a Uefa Europa League ticket as the Eredivisie Europa Play-offs begin on Wednesday evening.
Vitesse start their campaign for a European return at the Euroborg as they take on an in-form Groningen side on the opening day of the Play-offs and the on-loan Chelsea winger is expected to play an influential role.
The last time Arnhem-based side secured European football after the end of the season was in the 2011/12 season and it had a Ghanaian flavour as Schalke 04 midfielder Anthony Annan played a crucial role in the success.
Like Annan, Atsu has been hugely impressive all season for the Yellow and Blacks since joining them in the summer as he has won the club fans’ play of the season award with his 5 goals in 26 outings.
While Atsu will be keen on positive results on the evening, Dutch-born Ghanaian defender Johann Kappelhof is expected to man the defence for the hosts who have recorded six straight wins in their last six games in the Eredivisie.