‘My mother told me not to play for Ghana’ – Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies


Record German Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies says his mother warned him to not think about playing for Ghana at the senior level.

The Canadian citizen revealed that his mother kicked against the idea of representing the Black Stars as she was not in support of him donning the famous Ghana colours.

According to him, the Ghana Football Association never contacted him to represent the nation until his move to Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

“Ghana never reached out and also my mum was like, no [to the idea of me playing for Ghana],” the defender said on the Say Less podcast.

“I was playing like not even like the academy they never like said [anything about wanting me]. I wasn’t a big name. When the news came out that I was going to Bayern, then I got a message from the Ghana Federation.

“I think it was someone from the federation who texted me on Instagram because he didn’t have my number or email but it was too late. At that time I already got my citizenship and made it to Canada.”

Davies was born in Buduburam, a refugee camp in Ghana’s Central Region, before relocating with his Liberian parents to Canada when he was five years.

He played a key role as Bayern sealed a historic treble of league, German Cup and Champions League in 2020 under Hansi Flick.


Davies has since been an integral part of the Canadian national team and played at the Qatar 2022 World Cup for his adopted country

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