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Ranieri singles Amartey for praise

After distinguishing himself in the just-ended Afcon, Ghana's Daniel Amartey is getting more rave reviews from his club boss.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has praised the player for his commitment to the cause following the side's victory over Derby County on Wednesday. The Foxes brushed the Championship side 3-1 to progress to the FA Cup fifth round.

“It was good to see the players who haven’t been involved so much play well and play with personality,” Ranieri told City’s official website. “[Bartosz] Kapustka played well. [Yohan] Benalouane and [Marcin] Wasilewski were good."

But the Ghanaian, who had been thrown into action right after returning from his Afcon adventures with the Black Stars, got special platitudes. “And if you can imagine, Daniel Amartey arrived at 5.30am this morning and played 120 minutes. Unbelievable,” Ranieri gushed.

Though sterling in Gabon, Amartey was unable to power his country to a fifth Afcon crown.


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