Cape Town - Maritzburg
United defender John Paintsil has revealed his desire to end his playing career
in the Ghana Premier League.
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Paintsil, 33, still has a number of years to go before he
considers hanging up his boots, but that hasn't stopped him from considering
where he would like to finish his career.
He is not likely to depart Maritzburg in the January
transfer window, especially after featuring regularly in the first team during
the first half of the Absa Premiership campaign.
When asked who he would like to represent back in Ghana,
Paintsil confirmed he had three teams in mind.
His two former clubs, Berekum Arsenals and Liberty
Professionals, are on his wish list, while he would also consider a move to an unnamed
"I will definitely come back to play in Ghana,"
Paintsil said in an interview on Metro TV's KickOff show.
"I have three teams in my mind; Berekum Arsenals,
Liberty Professionals and the third team, I will not mention."
Paintsil, who started his career in South Africa with Santos
back in 2013, has not been called up to Ghana coach Avram Grant's provisional
squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
However, fellow defender and Maritzburg team-mate Awal
Mohammed has made the first cut as the Black Stars start their preparations for
the African showpiece.