Arwuah: We have the hunger

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The Ghanaian midfielder joined the Free State club after an injury-ravaged 2011/12 campaign at SuperSport United, and he says he can’t wait to get on the field and make his mark for Phunya Sele Sele.

“Everything is going very well so far; I am fitting in nicely and I’m enjoying myself. I just can’t wait for the season to start now,” he tells KickOff.com.

Arwuah, who says he has admired Celtic’s “ball-playing style” for a long time, believes the club has what it takes to improve on last season’s disappointing eighth-placed finish – and even to challenge for some trophies.

“We have signed some good players and are confident of doing better than in 2011/12,” the 26-year-old says.

“But it’s also about which team will be most hungry for success. Moroka Swallows proved it last season – no-one gave them a chance, but they almost won the title, and we will approach the season with that same attitude.

“We have the players to do it and we are confident we will give our supporters something to shout about this season.”

Arwuah has not only reunited with coach Clinton Larsen at Celtic, but also with Kurt Lentjies – another new arrival from Maritzburg.

“I was so excited when he signed for the club,” the Ghanaian tells KickOff.com. “We played together at Maritzburg and had a really good understanding, and I’m hoping that combination can continue at Celtic. He is a very good player, really intelligent, and has a lot of quality.”

One of Celtic’s big tests early in the season will be the MTN8 quarterfinal clash against treble champions Orlando Pirates, and Arwuah says he personally can’t wait for the challenge.

“Everyone knows that Pirates have quality in every position, and to play against them is always a huge motivating factor,” he says.

“We have played against each other so many times that the players know what to expect; their strengths, their weaknesses. But it will be an exciting game and the team that uses their chances better will win on the day.”

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