Daniel Amartey of Ghana shields ball from Jacques Zoua of Cameroon during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 02 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Thursday Feb 09, 2017. 16:00
Leicester City head coach Claudio Ranieri has praised Ghana international Daniel Amartey following their victory over Derby County on Wednesday.
The Foxes thrashed the English Championship side 3-1 to progress to the FA Cup fifth round at the King Power Stadium.
Italian tactician Ranieri, who guided City to the English Premier League (EPL) title last season, also praised Tunisia international Yohan Benalouane.
“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.
Ghanaian defender-cum-midfielder Amartey recently represented his country at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon.
"And if you can imagine, Daniel Amartey arrived at 5.30am this morning and played 120 minutes. Unbelievable,” he added.
City, who have been struggling in the EPL, will lock horns with Swansea City in a league game at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday evening.