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Sports Features of Sunday, 28 August 2011

Source: Raymond Yeboah

Kevin Prince Boateng must be forever forgotten

Guinea fowl eggs can be hatched by a hen but that cannot modify creature's nature of a guinea fowl becoming a hen, so it is about time my fellow Ghanaian s must understand the attitudinal nature of Kevin Prince Boateng and his truancy towards Black Stars call-ups.*

Kevin, like the above illustration is non-Ghanaian, he wasn't raised in this country so the kind of patriotism we are anticipating from him cannot materialise.

The guy has gotten what he wanted from the national team already; he wanted a good and great team like AC Milan that’s why he didn’t hesitate to play for Ghana at the World Cup because that was the highest stage to get a team like AC Milan.

I don't think now that he has become integral part of the AC Milan team he will risk his position for Black Stars matches. You could see that he wasn't comfortable the last time he came to play at home against Congo in the 2012 Nations’ Cup qualifier.

Ghana should forget about these naturalized players and concentrate on how to breed our own because you can’t expect the commitment level of these players to be as the real Ghanaians. There is no denying the fact that Kevin is a great player, but no matter how great a player is, patriotism and commitment to one’s national team is very important.

We should forget him as a nation and forge forward because Black Stars were still doing well without him. He doesn't want to play our Nations Cup qualifiers because he believes he deserves to play only tough and wealthy matches, not the Swaziland and Congo matches.

The coach has done well for not calling him nowadays because you can’t expect your colleagues to clear the tough encounters for you to come and enjoy the matches you think suits you. If the GFA are still pursuing him despite all this insubordination, it will set as precedent for other players to follow.

Kevin is not indispensable in the team so he should be forgotten. When he wants to return, he has to write an apology letter to the FA and indeed all Ghanaians before we accept him back to our fold.