Ghanaian Duo Jeffrey Schlupp, Rak Sakyi Start Pre Season With Crystal Palace

Ghanaian Duo Jeffrey Schlupp, Rak Sakyi Start Pre Season With Crystal Palace

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • Jeffrey Schlupp and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi were part of Crystal Palace's first-team squad as they start their pre-season preparations earnestly
  • The Ghanaian duo will also be part of the team that will travel to Singapore and Australia on tour as part of their preparations
  • Schlupp and Rak-Sakyi will kick start their 2022-23 Premier League campaign at home to Thomas Partey's Arsenal

Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp and youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi have resumed pre-season with English outfit Crystal Palace ahead of the looming 2022-23 season.

The Ghanaian-born duo and their teammates took to the grass on Wednesday, June 29, as they prepare for the new season.

Several academy players, including Rak-Sakyi stepped up to join the senior side in training.

Jeffrey Schlupp, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Crystal Palace
Jeffrey Schlupp and Rak-Sakyi were among Arsenal's first-team players to begin preseason preparations for the upcoming season. Photo credit: @crystalapalace
Source: Twitter

Rak-Sakyi was crowned last season with Crystal Palace's U23 team as the Player of the Season following an outstanding campaign in the Premier League II.

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The 19-year-old English-born Ghanaian finished the season as joint top scorer with Manchester City's James McArtee, helping the Eagles place fifth.

Schlupp on the other hand played a significant role in Patrick Vieira's side last season having scored three times in the process. He has also registered two assists in 32 appearances in all competitions.

Rak-Sakyi set to switch international allegiance to play for Ghana

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace winger Jerusan Rak-Sakyi is ready to meet with the Ghana Football Association to discuss an international allegiance switch, it has emerged.

The 19-year-old was born in London to Ghanaian parents but has played three games for England U-20 team, scoring one goal.

He made his goalscoring debut for the U20s during a 6–1 victory over Romania U20s at St. George's Park.

Fans Rave About Jeffrey Schlupp After Brilliant Performance against Manchester City

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp was sensational as Crystal Palace settled for a point against Manchester City at Selhurst Park on Monday.

Pep Guardiola's side were hoping to regain their six-point advantage over second-placed Liverpool during their trip to London.

However, the defending champions endured a frustrating night as they were unable to bag the three points as they were frustrated by the Eagles.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)
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