Kobbie Mainoo, the rising star from Manchester United, once played for England in younger teams. However, his parents’ homeland, Ghana, is keen on persuading him to play for them due to his exceptional performances at the club.
Ghana Football Association (FA) is actively trying to convince the 18-year-old midfielder, Kobbie Mainoo, to choose Ghana over England. Mainoo’s recent accomplishments, like his dramatic stoppage-time goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers, have sparked interest from his parents’ homeland.
Mainoo’s breakthrough season reached new heights with a stunning winner in a 4-3 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. His teammate Rasmus Hojlund describes him as a “generational talent,” and Mainoo’s impressive performances are catching the eye of both England and Ghana.
Despite representing England in various age groups, Ghana FA sees an opportunity to attract Mainoo to their national team. Randy Abbey, a member of the executive council of Ghana FA, expressed the association’s interest in working with talents like Mainoo, both at home and abroad.
After a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign, Ghana is in need of a talisman. Mainoo’s extraordinary talent and recent successes with Manchester United make him an appealing prospect for Ghana’s national team.
Mainoo’s 97th-minute winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers showcased his skills as he skillfully maneuvered the ball past Max Kilman and curled it into the far corner. For Mainoo, playing for his boyhood club in the Premier League is a dream come true, and he aims to build on this success by securing a consistent run of games and contributing to more victories.