Ghanaian footballers eyeing English Premier League stint after dream run at WC

Sunday, July 4, 2010

LONDON - Ghana’s football players are hoping that their dream run at the World will earn them a ticket to the English Premier League.

Ghana reaching the quarterfinals is expected to see a large number of the squad members playing in England next season.

Players such as Anthony Annan, Stephen Appiah, Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Isaac Vorsah and Prince Tagoe all harbour hopes of realizing their EPL dreams.

“It is my wish to play in the Premier League,” News of the World quoted Gyan, as saying.

Marseille winger Andre Ayew said: “We all love watching the Premiership. The game has so much speed and the fighting spirit appeals to everyone in Africa.

“It’s the best league in the world. They have teams who appeal to different styles. Some play direct and physically while others play slick football on the ground.”

“I watch and try to incorporate things I see there into my game. Personally I use players like Samir Nasri, Frank Lampard, Cesc Fabregas and Michael Carrick to enhance my game,” he said.

“Even though I’m at a big club in Marseille it’s not the same as the teams in England. When I talk to players like John Mensah, John Pantsil and Michael Essien, they all give us a great impression of English football, Ayew added. (ANI)

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