I chose to play for Ghana because my character didn’t fit for Germany - KP Boateng

I chose to play for Ghana because my character didn’t fit for Germany - KP Boateng

Beşiktaş forward, Kevin Prince-Boateng, has revealed that he chose to play for Ghana because his character was not good for the German national team.

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The former Black Stars player said this in an interview with Puma interview with Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.

According to the former AC Milan attacker, his decision to play for Ghana was because he wasn’t “welcomed” in the German national team.

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KP Boateng however, noted in the interview that the final decision to play for Ghana was one of the best decisions of his career.

“… So there came a point when I thought that maybe I would not play for the first team of Germany. Because maybe it will not be about qualities. My character did not fit so I chose to play for Ghana and honestly, it is the best decision I have made in my career,” Boating said.

He further stated that playing for Ghana gave him two opportunities to play at the World Cup.

When asked by the host why he chose Ghana over Germany, the 33-year-old also highlighted the fact that he was of a mixed-race and was discovering himself as he grew up.

That’s a tricky one. But it is simple. If you were like me, like yourself, we are all mixed race. Two sides.

When you are young, you do not really know who you are. So you always have a lot of questions, trying to figure out yourself.

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So I did not feel German 100%, neither did I feel Ghanaian 100%. Of course, I am both Ghanaian and German but a lot of mixed-race people born in Germany feel 100% German.

Kevin Prince Boateng switched nationalities in 2010 before the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was also part of Ghana’s squad that featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian striker, Asamoah Gyan, has stated that he will go into fulltime coaching after he retires from active football.

Asamoah Gyan believes he has what it takes to be more successful in coaching.

Baby Jet has been very successful in his football career by winning several titles, and he is currently Ghana's highest goalscorer with 51 international goals.

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