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Sports News of Thursday, 7 May 2015


K.P Boateng plan to write autobiography

Surprising news from Schalke: According to Sport Bild, former Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng has made plans to write his autobiography. The midfielder has reportedly chosen Christian Schommers as his co-author. Schommers is no novice when it comes to helping sports superstars to write down their memories. In 2013, he assisted Tennis champion Boris Becker with his autobiography “Life is not a Game”.

Undoubtedly, Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has only been the number-two choice at Schalke for the last couple of weeks, will find enough material to fill his book. Before joining the Royal Blues in 2013, he played in Italy for AC Milan and in England for FC Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur.

Born in Berlin, the midfielder was trained at Hertha BSC before joining Borussia Dortmund on loan where he got to know manager Jürgen Klopp. Klopp once said that Boateng knew a hundred ways to stop a ball and had at least a dozen options to go past an opponent. Despite that, KPB left Dortmund and joined Milan after only a few months.

In Germany, the Ghanaian is probably best known for his foul against Michael Ballack ahead of the 2010 World Cup, which ruled out the then captain of the German national team for the tournament in South Africa. His “Bad Boy” image was reinforced at the World Cup in 2014, when he was suspended from the Ghanaian national team by coach Kwesi Appiah along with Sulley Muntari.

After an unlucky campaign 2014/15, in which a series of injuries prevented Boateng from reaching his best form, the midfielder made headlines only last weekend when he scored the winning 3-2 against VfB Stuttgart, his first goal in months. KPB’s contract with Schalke is due to expire in summer 2016, but an earlier departure, probably back to Italy, seems very likely.