New Ghana acquisition, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has pledged absolute allegiance to the nation following FIFA’s decision to grant him a nationality switch.
The 21-year-old, whose parents hail from Ghana, played for the Dutch Under-20 team at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 2005 applied for a switch to enable him play for Ghana, a request which was approved by the soccer governing body, Thursday morning.
FIFA’s decision on Thursday morning means that the Celta Vigo striker would be available for selection by Ghana coach, Claude Le Roy for the up-coming African Cup of Nations.
Ghana coach, Claude Le Roy broke the news with the message: “FIFA has today cleared Quincy and he is eligible to play for the Black Stars,” the party started.
And after the day’s session, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie took time off to reflect on the great news in an interview with www.ghanafa.org.
“I have been waiting for this moment and I must admit I am very happy.
“I made a bold decision to play for Ghana and I am ready to display my absolute commitment to the Black Stars.”
Quincy, who was the first player to arrive at the Jebel Ali camp says he has been most impressed with the reception given him by his colleagues.
“I am new in the set up but they have welcomed me well as though I have been part of the team. I am very happy about that.
Quincy’s teammate, Laryea Kingston has praised the decision by FIFA and says the Celta Vigo striker’s inclusion is good for the team.
“Quincy is a very good player and we are happy that he has been cleared to play for Ghana,” said Laryea.