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04.07.2012 Sports News

Ghana's Arwuah enjoying Celtic switch

By Ghana FA
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Ghanaian midfielder John Arwuah is delighted with the chance to play for Bloemfontein Celtic after signing for the Premier Soccer League side.

The 26-year-old former SuperSport United midfielder, who has also played for local side Achimpim Stars, was part of a swap deal which saw Clifford Mulenga going in the opposite direction to Maritzburg United.

Arwuah told the club's official website: "It feels great to be part of Bloemfontein Celtic family. Celtic are one of the biggest clubs in the PSL.

"If you can take Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport United; the next team you can mention is Celtic. So I believe I have made the right choice joining them."

Arwuah says he did not hesitate in deciding to sign for Celtic when he was told about their interest because he loves their style of play.

"When the management of the club told me they were interested in me I didn't think twice. I just told myself that I should take this opportunity. I've always liked Celtic's style of play and the way they keep possession of the ball.

"Unlike other clubs that prefer direct football, Celtic make build-ups from the back and move forward with the ball. They don't just play long balls from the keeper to the strikers.

"I've seen a couple of their games and have also played against them.

"I have always been fond of Celtic. I can't wait to make my debut in front of their supporters. Their supporters are the best in South Africa and they are the other reason I agreed to join Celtic."

And after completing his move, Arwuah is now looking forward to enjoying a good run when he plays before the big crowds that Celtic draws during matches.

"There is nothing nicer than playing in front of a big crowd. Players are always motivated playing in full houses.

"What I've heard is that the club is aiming for a top four finish next season. So I'll be happy to help them achieve that goal. If possible we can challenge for the League honours.

"I like it here. The Bloemfontein people have been good to me since I arrived in the city. They always greet me with a smile and It feels great to be part of them. Hopefully I will continue to enjoy my stay in the Free State."

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