Boateng opts for Ghana over Germany

14 years ago

Kevin Prince Boateng has decided against playing for Germany, opting for Ghana instead.

The player's latest decision was reported in Sport Bild magazine reported on Wednesday.

"I would like to play for Ghana - I have made contact with officials ... It's Ghana I would like to progress with," the magazine quoted Boateng, 22, as saying.

Boateng, born in Berlin to a Ghanaian father spent the second half of last season on loan with Borussia Dortmund from Tottenham. The midfielder is now set to return to London as his Spurs contract runs to 2012.

He insisted he had nothing against the German Federation (DFB) for his lack of success in making it to the full side, having struggled to hold down a starting place with three appearances to his name for the national team.

"There are no negatives behind my decision. I just don't see I have a chance when it comes to the DFB, that's all."

He is to benefit from a FIFA decision made earlier this month to abolish age limits for a player to switch national side having set a previous limit of 21.

However, a player may not switch if he has played in qualifiers for a major tournament or in a tournament itself.