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Two Ghanaian Stars in the Chinese Super League talk About the Challenges of Playing Professional Soccer in China

The pressure on African players in China’s professional soccer league is going up say two Ghanaian stars who are going to teammates next season on Shenzhen FC.

Midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will be joined by 30-year old Black Stars winger Frank Acheampong in the southern Chinese city. Both expressed their excitement to have the chance to play together but acknowledged that the league is becoming far more competitive with the arrival of more players from Europe.

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