- Gerald Asamoah says he has no regrets about choosing Germany over Ghana
- The former Schalke 04 striker became the first Black African-born player to ever play for the Germans
- He capped 43 times scoring six goals in the process.
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Ex-FC Schalke 04 star, Gerald Asamoah, has opened up about his decision to play for the European giants.
According to Asamoah, he has no regrets about deciding to play for Germany instead of Ghana.
After his plan to play for Ghana had been turned down by ex-Black Stars coach, Giuseppe Dossena, Asamoah went on to play for Germany, making him the first Black African-born player in the club's history to play for the side.
He netted on his debut and went on to feature in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He played 43 times and scored six goals for the German national team.
In an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on DW TV, the retired football star said he holds no regrets over the decision to play for Germany's national football team.
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Meanwhile, former Dutch international footballer, George Boateng, has finally detailed why he decided to shun Ghana for the European country.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanasoccernet.com, Boateng said the Ghana Football Association (GFA) never showed interest in him.
Boateng, who was born in Nkawkaw, ended up playing for the Dutch national team after earning his first call up at the age of 18 while playing for Feyenoord.
During an interview on The Tracker Show on Citi TV, he said:
As a young star, when I made my debut in the Feyenoord first team, nobody in the GFA ever came to me or sent a letter to express their interest, to say George Boateng is one of our players, he was born in Ghana, he is eligible to play for us.
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