- Gideon Jung is torn between playing for Ghana and Germany
- German U-23 coach Horst Hrubesch has named Jung who has Ghanaian parents in their provisional squad for the Rio 2016
- George Afriyie has told the media that the FA was eager to land the player
Budding German-Ghanaian star Gideon Jung is in a dilemma over choosing between Ghana and Germany with regards to where to pledge his international allegiance.
The 21-year-old who plays for SV Hamburger in the German Bundesliga has lately churned out some good performances that has made many analysts tip the young midfielder to follow in the footsteps of his compatriots Gerald Asamoah and Jerome Boateng who both played for the Mannschaft instead of the Black Stars.
Already German U-23 coach Horst Hrubesch has named the player who has Ghanaian parents in their provisional squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Reports coming in however, indicate that, despite the defensive midfielder being named by Germany for the Rio Olympics, it appears he has some thinking to do before making his mind up.
The mercurial player has lately been given attention by Ghanaian coach Avram Grant which has made him thread cautiously by the growing interest from Ghana.
The West African nation’s FA vice- president, George Afriyie told the media the FA’s eagerness to land the player who has the likes of Tony Baffoe and Kevin-Prince Boateng to look up to. The duo could opt for Germany but pledged their allegiance to Ghana and played for the Black Stars.
Tony Baffoe led Ghana to the 1992 silver AFCON squad and Boatenghas already made two mundial appearances for Ghana.
But it does appear the Ghana FA has not taken any action regarding overtures to lure the talented player.
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Germany are very much aware of what German players with Ghanaian ancestry brings to the table and would want to fight their Ghana counterparts for the lanky midfielder who once expressed his interest of representing the Africans at the senior level.