“I’m not jealous of my brother” - KP Boateng

“I’m not jealous of my brother” - KP Boateng

- KP Boateng has praised his brother, Jerome for his achievements 

- The brothers are of Ghanaian descent 

- Boateng opted to play for Ghana in 2009

- He impressed at the World Cup and Genoa snatched him

- Boateng says he rather admires his brother for his achievement with Germany and Bayern Munich

“I’m not jealous of my brother” - KP Boateng

The duo in their national team shirts

AC Milan’s Ghanaian midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng has extolled the achievements of his brother, Jerome Boateng, saying he is happy with his achievements.

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Kevin and Jerome who won the World Cup with Germany in Brazil are of Ghanaian descent, and born in Berlin.

They both could play for Ghana but it was only Kevin-Prince Boateng who pledged his international allegiance to the West African nation in 2009.

He had played with his brother for Germany in their youth national teams but thought Ghana could give him better prospects as a player; a decision which had been of immense help to him.

Boateng was snatched by Genoa after impressing the Italian team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. AC Milan quickly poached him on loan and subsequently gave him a permanent deal and is currently in a second stint with the club, having re-joined them from Schalke 04.

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There were rumours that his relationship with his brother which was sour had been mended lately but Boateng has refuted the allegation.

But Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his admiration for his brother.

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In South Africa 2010, Kevin-Prince and Jerome Boateng set a record by becoming the first brothers to play against each other at a World Cup final when Ghana lost 1-0 to Germany.

The duo again met in the 2014 finals in Brazil ad settled for a 2- 2 drawn game.

Jerome Boateng, the younger of the two, has won three German Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, one Champion’s League trophy and the FIFA World Cup.

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