Kwame Peprah staying on at Orlando Pirates

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This website has been informed that Libyan club Al Ahli Tripoli have been at the forefront of attempts to land Peprah but have so far failed.

There was also interest from clubs in Egypt, Sweden, Belgium, Greece and Austria but nothing worth moving the 21-year-old away from Pirates.

Peprah moved to Pirates at the beginning of last season from Ghana club King Faisal scoring nine goals in all competitions after a slow start.

His bustling and hustling style won him the confidence of the Bucs technical team last term who kept him in the team and will be hoping for the same under new Spanish coach Jose Riveiro.

Word reaching KickOff.com is that Peprah is aiming for a place in Ghana’s World Cup squad and feels staying on at Pirates will provide him with his best shot at that target. 

At the World Cup, Ghana starts off in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. 

"There were clubs keen on Kwame and went as far as approaching Pirates, but their offers were not worth it so far.

"Kwame has ambitions of breaking into the World Cup squad and knows that his best chance of making that happen is by staying at Pirates.

"He needs to be scoring goals at the club and the plus with the PSL is that it is visible in Ghana on DStv.

"There are going to be challenges if he moves to a new environment during a World Cup year, so it is best he continues at Pirates where he already has a start. 

"The target for him is to score goals from the word go and get the selectors to take notice because he is a striker who never gets injured," says a source.

This season Peprah – who was nominated for the PSL Young Player of the Season award – will have Cameroonian striker Bienvenu Eva Nga providing competition upfront.