Soccer News Thu, 4 Sep 2014

Wakaso hoping to ignite spark at Celtic

New Celtic Ghanaian acquisition Mubarak Wakaso says he’s hoping his input can help lift the club’s dwindling fortunes.

The 24-year-old midfielder joined the Celts on a one-year loan deal last week after struggling for playing time at parent club Rubin Kazan whom he joined in the summer of 2013.

Though the deal was completed four days ahead of Celtic’s last league game before the international break last Sunday, the former Villarreal enforcer saw his debut delayed as he warmed the bench in a 1-1 stalemate with Dundee. Even before his capture, the club had seen double 1-0 losses to Maribor in the UEFA Champions League as well as Inverness in the Scottish Premiership.

Aware of the ensuing agitations due to the club’s recent slump, Wakaso knows too well he has his work cut out. “I know the team has been doing great but over the last two games, there were big losses,” he told Celtic View.

Although that’s part of football, what I have for my colleagues is to try and raise their heads and keep on doing what they have been doing,” the winger added.

“I’ve known about Celtic since I was young because I watched them on television in Ghana and I know Celtic is a good team in the world, not only in Scotland.

“I will add my ability and skill and my hard work to the team,” he concluded.

Wakaso, who has also had stints with Espanyol and Elche in Spain, is currently on international duty with the Ghana national soccer team.

Source: footy-ghana.com