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Sports News of Tuesday, 21 April 2020


It was difficult to break into the German national team - KP Boateng on why he opted for Ghana

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Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed that he committed his future to play for the Black Stars because his chances of playing for the German national team was slim.

Boateng, 32, born to Ghanaian father and German mother after playing for the German at all junior levels opted to play for Ghana.

He was a key figure for the Black Stars during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

But according to the former AC Milan and Barcelona forward, his decision to choose Ghana without waiting for Germany was because he realised his chances of getting a place in German team was very slim.

“When you are young, even though I was born in German, you don’t really know who you are," he told Thierry Henry during Instagram chat.

"So that’s why a lot of us have a lot of questions. I didn’t feel German 100% and I didn’t feel Ghanaian 100%. I was always in the middle. Football came and opened the doors for Germany and I was proud that I was going to play for Germany”.

“As I got older I kept my brain the way I was and I always said what I thought and it was not always welcome. So there came a time when I thought I was not going to make it with Germany, not because of my quality but because of character doesn’t fit. So I decided to play for Ghana and honestly it is one of the best of my career. To go home to see your roots and see a different culture and play two World Cups was amazing.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has represented Ghana at two different World Cups: Germany 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2014 Mundial.