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Sports News of Wednesday, 16 October 2019


Kwesi Appiah gives an update on his Europe tour

Kwesi Appiah, Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah, Black Stars head coach

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed five Dutch-born Ghanaian footballers are interested in playing for Ghana from his Europe tour.

The gaffer has been scouting Ghanaian players to boost his squad ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Appiah has visited the Netherlands and Belgium and is expected to make a stop in Spain, England, France, Italy and Germany before ending his European tour.

“I have been visiting the players. I have been to Holland and Belgium. I have spotted about four to five players. I have seen them play a lot of times but I needed to see them and talk to them in person,” Appiah said,

“Because some of them are willing to play for Ghana and others do not want to so you will have to see them and talk to them.

“Out of the five I have spoken to from Holland they are all willing to play for the Black Stars but there are some of them who have played for the junior national teams of Holland so we will have to do a nationality switch for them.”

Myron Boadu and Cody Gakpo has been on Appiah's wish list and believed they were monitored, both players have represented the Dutch U-21 team.

58-year-old Appiah added that there are other players in Belgium who are also read divert nationalities for Ghana.

"There are one or two players in Belgium too who want to represent Ghana… We will look at those who are playing top-flight football and are ready for the Black Stars,”he added.

The Black Stars were not in action during the international break and will play next month's qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Ghana is grouped with Sao Tome and Príncipe, South Africa and Sudan.