Absa Premiership

Paintsil eyes return to Ghana

2015-01-02 08:53
John Paintsil (Supplied)

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 team.

"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.

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