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Sports News of Monday, 4 July 2016


Youngster Kevin Danso picks Austria over Ghana

FC Augsburg midfielder Kevin Danso says he is yet to decide on his nationality switch to Ghana.

The 17-year-old also revealed that he is happy to play for the country of his birth despite his Ghanaian descent.

The young Augsburg enforcer was born in Austria, but his parents are from the West Africa country.

"Being an Afro-Austrian, I am truly proud to represent the country of my birth and early childhood. I thank the Austrian FA for giving me such an opportunity," he told in an exclusive interview.

The former MK Dons midfielder also said despite his decision to play for the country of his birth; he still supports the Black Stars of Ghana.

"However, just like any other youngster with Ghanaian heritage, I have followed the recent success of the Black Stars team and have been a keen supporter from day one. I was even at the Stadium, with my brothers, when Ghana drew against England in the Wembley friendly"

He added, "I really admire the team spirit and the camaraderie seen through the way the boys celebrate and the 'jama' before matches."

He joined German side FC Augsburg from MK Dons in 2014 on a long term contract.

Danso is still eligible to play for Ghana despite playing for Austria youthful levels.