Thomas Barwuah, the biological father of Italian footballer Mario Barwuah Balotelli has revealed in a radio interview that an official from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) demanded a bribe from him in order to invite his other footballer son, Enoch Barwuah to play for the Ghana national team.
Unlike his older brother Mario, Enoch who currently plays for Italian Serie D side Rapallo Bogliasco, has openly declared his readiness to play for Ghana. However, the 23-year-old striker is yet to catch the attention of the the Ghanaian team. According to Enoch's father, an unnamed Ghana FA official asked him for money and requested to personally manage the player before offering him a place in the Ghana national team.
Thomas Barwuah said in an interview on Asampa FM: “He paid us a visit in Italy and I learnt they were ready to invite Enoch to play for Ghana in a tournament in South Africa but he asked us to pay and manage my son in addition and I strongly objected to his proposal.”
Mr Barwuah has been making the headlines in recent times. Earlier this week, he revealed his son, Balotelli regrets for choosing Italy over Ghana. According to him, Balotelli has started realising he made a big mistake playing for the Italian National Team and he has told friends about it.
Mario, who was adopted as a three year old by the Balotellis, had no qualms choosing Italy over the country of his parents, as he was pretty much raised Italian.