Stars Abroad

Ghanaian international Kwasi Appiah has heaped praises on his teammate Thomas Partey, hailing him as world class. 

The AFC Wimbledon striker in an interview with the BBC on his readiness for a call up to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, touched on sensational Spanish giant Atletico Madrid star, Partey. 

Partey recently went viral with his stupendous right foot strike against Alaves in the Laliga Santander. A long-range strike that propelled Atletico to maintain the second position of the log. 

The talented player was the discussing point across Europe, on his intelligent way of handling the ball and dealing with pressure.

Appiah believes such form is what all the players need to possess ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

"Thomas Partey is world class. You can see his quality, you can see why he's a wanted man".

"The guy is a sensational talent. And the team as a whole should be in a much better place ahead of AFCON", he added.

A youth product of Atletico Madrid, Partey made his first-team debut for the Spanish giants back in 2015 and has established himself as one of the key players at the Wanda Metropolitano.

He spent time on loan at Almeria and RCD Mallorca in his earlier days but the 25-year-old has now become one of the mainstays of the club’s midfield.

Meanwhile, Ghana ahead of the AFCON has been paired alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F of the 2019 AFCON. All four teams will play their matches at the Ismaily Stadium in Egypt.  

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