Sports News of Friday, 27 February 2015
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso should be considering his future at Scottish side Celtic as one of Africa’s best players was left out of Celtic’s second-leg defeat to Inter Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night.
With his recent heroics and good showing at the Africa Cup of Nations, Wakaso was hoping that coach Ronny Delia would give him some playing time but he was left out of the starting team as the Scottish club crashed out of the competition.
Celtic’s Europa League campaign came to a frustrating end with a 1-0 defeat by Inter Milan at the San Siro after Hoops defender Virgil van Dijk was dismissed in the first half.
The Scottish champions were more than holding their own until the defender was sent off by referee Ivan Kruzliak in the 36th minute after picking up two yellow cards.
It was an uphill task for Ronny Deila’s side thereafter and they never really came close to getting the vital goal before Fredy Guarin drilled in a wonderful strike with two minutes remaining to make it 4-3 on aggregate and take a rather unconvincing Serie A side into the last 16.
The Hoops will turn their attention to the visit of second-placed Aberdeen on Sunday in a match that will go some way to deciding the destination of the Scottish Premiership title.
But Wakaso will also be thinking about his future as his loan stint with Celtic has not produced the playing time needed to cement his place in the squad and the Ghana national team.