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Ex-Ghana defender John Paintsil wants Black Stars return after sealing Maritzburg deal

Ex-Ghana defender John Paintsil wants Black Stars return after sealing Maritzburg deal

John Paintsil wants to return to the Black Stars after sealing a deal with a top-flight side.

Ex-Ghana defender Former John Paintsil wants to return to the Black Stars quickly after sealing a two-year contract with South Africa top-flight side Maritzburg United.

The 30-year-old was a free agent after parting ways with second tier Santos following their failure to gain promotion to the Premier Soccer League at the end of last season.

However, while his stint with the Cape Town outfit may not have ended with the success that either party desired, it has convinced the midfielder to stay in South Africa, with Martizburg his next destination.

“I am very happy this has come to pass. I was with Santos last season and things worked well for us although we failed to secure promotion. I must admit that they paved way for me in South Africa and they will forever remain in my heart,” Paintsil.

“I have a new team now, and it is a privilege for me, I have signed for two years and my contract runs until the end of the 2015/2016 season.

“My aim is to help the team improve on last season’s performance. All was not well for them and that is why they have brought some new players to aid the team.

“I have been training with them for a few days and I have been given an assurance by the team and it looks good from the start, I am just hoping for the better.”

Maritzburg, who finished 11th in the league last season, appear to have beaten a number of clubs to the former West Ham player’s signature.

“More clubs in SA wanted to sign me on, but I personally think that I have made the right choice for my career. This is where I think I belong, and I will continue to give my all to this team in the next two years,” explained Paintsil.

By: William Fiifi Sey

Do you think John Paintsil should return to the Black Stars? Make your views known in the box below:

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Andrews Adjei Baffour says:

    Yes, John Paintil should be called back. He ‘s a good defender with experience.

  2. Louis Addison says:

    Yes!! he has to come back bcos he is a gud defender n have more experience

  3. Assisi says:

    Yes, John Paintsil should be called back to replace the useless John Boye who allowed our opponents to score easy goals against us and also scoring an own goal. John Paintsil would have done better and we would have conceded less goals in this world cup had he had been invited.

  4. kingsford says:

    stop condemin john boye n think abt his performance for black stars since he join e team.john boye is a gud player but its badluck for our team in e tournament never use uselesss for him if he is uselesss blame AA not john boye( ns3m hunu biaa na mo keka tia players

  5. banger says:

    WOW TYPICAL GHANAIANS. SOON AS A PLAYER DOES A MISTAKE THEY WANT TO
    CRUSIFY HIM.J BOYE IS A VERY GUD DEFENDER.EVERYONE DOES A MISTAKE. MOST OF U GUYS ARE SOO HYPOCRITES. TWO YEARS AGO U WERE THE SAME PEOPLE CRUSIFYIN J PENCIL WITH ALL INSULTS. NOW U WANT HIM BACK. HEYYYYYYYY GHANAIANS. WONDERS SHALL NEVER END.

  6. Kwesi says:

    Guyz this guy plays right back and when him and vorsah come back our back line will b fantastic. Asamoah at LB vorsah and mensah at CB and pantsil at RB. This will bring quality and leadership to help mensah. And boye is a capable substitution.

  7. Mystic says:

    Why some of us Ghanaians we are ungratful like that, it seems we don’t appreciate any thing people do with their whole heart. We have to start to appreciate what any of the Black Starts players do for the country.

  8. Mystic says:

    People should stop blaming the Black Stars and solve the problem with the GFA who always uses the players as escape goals.

  9. Mystic says:

    Yes John Paintsil should be called back to Black Stars because he has the experience.