Schlupp ready to challenge for Black Stars place

With just one cap to his name, Jeffrey Schlupp accepts he faces a challenge to make Ghana’s World Cup squad.

Schlupp’s first assignment with the Black Stars came in 2011, but he is determined to add up to his one cap with the national team.

The Leicester City player is among a preliminary squad currently training in Accra ahead of the finals in Brazil next month.

“I just take each step as it comes. Whatever happens, happens,” Schlupp said after Wednesday training at the Accra Stadium.

“I am definitely ready. I was born to play football and I am ready for any challenge.”

Playing for the national side is a dream every player aspires for but for Schlupp, each call up represents an opportunity to garner more experience.

“It means a lot, obviously with me being from Ghana. It’s an honour to play for your country. If I do make it to Brazil, I would be very happy. But if not, it was always a good experience and I am happy with my work,” he said.

Schlupp, 21, after an exciting season in the English Championship where he helped his team to gain promotion is determined to add up to his one cap with the national team.

“I feel good,” he said in response to a question about his latest call up by Kwesi Appiah ahead of the World Cup finals.

“The last time I came in was in 2011, the team’s got quite a lot of familiar faces. It ‘s nice to meet up with the people I didn’t know and to hopefully make good friendships.”

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