‘It’s good players born abroad are switching nationality to play for Ghana’ – Jonathan Mensah


Experienced Ghana defender, Jonathan Mensah says it’s a good thing that Ghanaian players born abroad are switching nationality to play for the Black Stars.

He’s also of the view that some players playing qualifiers for others to play at the World Cup is solely the coaches decision.

According to him, it is a good idea to have all these players to switch nationality and play for the West African powerhouse at the senior international level.

“It’s always good for the country but honestly, me as a player, I don’t have any problem with that but I would have my opinion. Sometimes, you put things into perceptive and all that, but people outside will also raise concerns about their none participation in qualifiers.

“Sometimes it happens that way. Some come and play qualifiers and do not play in the tournament proper for some reasons. But you know am not a coach nor a management member”

“As a player I just have focused on doing my best for my club and if I’m being called into the national team squad, I will go and help the team and it is good that they are choosing to play for Ghana”

Patric Pfeiffer, Stephan Ambrosius, Ransford Yeboah and Inaki Williams recently switched nationality to play for Ghana after the country qualified for the fourth World Cup.

Mohammed Salisu of England Premier League side Southampton FC recently also announced his decision to finally play for Ghana after several Black Stars call-up rejection.

Ghana faces European giant Portugal, former World Champions Uruguay and South Korea in the group stages of the November – December showpiece.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter

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