Ghanaian Leicester stars, Jeffrey Schlupp and Daniel Amartey will receive Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive with their Leicester City teammates from Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for winning the 2015/2016 English Premier League Championship title on Monday, May 2.
For a Leicester City team who had a single chance of winning the Premier League in 5000 years, doing it in the first year was simply sensational.
The title race was officially over on Monday night when Chelsea players out of a great determination to prevent their London rivals from winning their first Premier League title came back from two goals down to secure a draw to hand Leicester City the 2015/2016 Premier League title.
Chelsea came back from two goals down at Stamford Bridge to secure a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, a results that confirmed Ghanaian players Jeffrey Schlupp, Daniel Amartey and their teammates as champions.
Thai businessman and owner of Leicester City Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is determined to reward his players with a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive.
The price for the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive is around GH¢ 180, 000 (£32,758.90).
Foxes stars watching the Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspurs game at Jamie Vardy’s house went into jubilation at the sound of the final whistle at Stamford Bridge.
It is just pride that Daniel Amartey, Jeffrey Schlupp and 20-year old Joe Dodoo are from Ghana, as former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah told Citi FM:
“I believe Schlupp is one of the key players for the team. I’m saying that because he got injured, went out for some months and came back with three games to the end of the season and the coach started him. So that shows you how important he is to the team. For Amartey, I am so happy for him because you join a team like Leicester a couple of months ago and you are going to win a trophy.”
Schlupp tweeted about his joy on May 2, saying:
“Words can not describe this feeling.”
He also expressed awe for Leicester Manage, Claudio Ranieri
“We were all gathered in a room and he walked through and it was: ‘Wow, it’s Ranieri, he’s a big name!'” says Schlupp. “It was just excitement. For the club to go out and get such a high-calibre manager it showed where the club was going. And he’s proved himself.”
The Ghanaian Leicester Stars will also share an eye popping GH¢ 34, 851, 117 (£6,342,690.31) among themselves. Jeffery Schlupp and Daniel Amartey will have GH¢ 1,161, 703 each for being part of the title winning team.
The owner has also promised the Leicester City players an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas as part of celebrating their first top flight title.
Suffice it to agree with UK sport that Leicester City miracle was in indeed Ghanaian legacy.