So many talented Ghanaian footballers have chosen to represent countries other than their home country’s national football team, the Black Stars.
We’ve rounded up 10 Ghanaian football players who have chosen to play for other countries rather than the Ghana Black Stars, courtesy of @abochie_ on Twitter.
- Yusuf Musah (from Ghana to England to the United States)
Yusuf Musah left Ghana for England before moving to the United States and playing for the US national team.
- Alphonso Davies (from Ghana to Canada)
Alphonso Davies chose to play for Canada instead of Ghana.
- Mario Balotelli (from Ghana to Italy)
Mario Balotelli, born to Ghanaian parents, decided to play for Italy and even represented them at the World Cup.
- David Odonkor (from Ghana to Germany)
David Odonkor, who had Ghanaian roots, played for Germany in the 2006 World Cup.
- Memphis Depay (from Ghana to the Netherlands)
Memphis Depay chose to represent the Netherlands and not Ghana.
- George Boateng (from Ghana to the Netherlands)
George Boateng also chose to represent the Netherlands – Ghana was never on his mind.
- Alexander Tettey (from Ghana to Norway)
Alexander Tettey represented the Norway national team.
- Gerald Asamoah (from Ghana to Germany)
Gerald Asamoah played for the German national team.
- Danny Welbeck (from Ghana to England)
Danny Welbeck, who was born in Ghana, moved to England at a young age and played for the English national team.
- Jérôme Boateng (from Ghana to Germany)
Ghanaian-born Jerome Boateng played for the German national team, winning the 2014 World Cup with them.
Although these many talents did not choose to represent their home countries, it is important to respect their decisions and recognize their contributions to other national teams.
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