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Exclusive: Ghana FA to pursue nationality switch for AC Milan youngster Kingsley Boateng

Posted On Tuesday, 13th August 2013
Kingsley Boateng's star has been on the rise at AC Milan

Kingsley Boateng’s star has been on the rise at AC Milan

The Ghana FA has initiated a process to switch the nationality of AC Milan’s young striker Kingsley Boateng, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old is knocking on the first team doors of the Rossoneri after impressing in the side’s pre-season tour.

Boateng’s exploits has alerted clubs and the Italian national team of his immense potential who would now want to cap him at international level.

The Ghana FA have however moved quickly to secure the international future of the youngster who originally hails from Ghana – wanting to avoid a repeat of the Mario Balotelli situation.

The leader of the Ghanaian community in Italy has been asked to speak with the 19-year-old and his guardians to secure their permission in order to begin official proceedings to have his nationality changed.

Boateng has featured for the Italian junior sides – meaning he would have to go through a similar process like Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Emmanuel Frimpong to be able to play for the Black Stars if he so wishes.

If the permission is granted, the Ghana FA will file all necessary documentations to FIFA on the player’s behalf for the world football governing body to determine whether he is eligible for a nationality switch or not.

Based on precedence and the fact that the player has not played for Italy’s senior team makes his case very straight forward.

All the Ghana FA now needs is to secure the go ahead to begin official pursuit of a nationality switch for the young but increasingly impressive Milan striker.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. May his peace prevails says:

    Are all those players who switched their nationality in the Ghana squad now? That guy should think twice.

  2. real Sabacious says:

    Good move! I wonder why GFA also prefer to wait till the Europeans show interest in these players
    Memphis Depay is another youngster full of talent.it doesn’t cost us penny if we switch these youngsters and they fail to blossom.

  3. May his peace prevails says:

    @Ghanaman please, I am a Ghanaian but not a nigerian or zambian. I was just saying the truth about those who switch their nationality to play for us. If you disagree with someone, just say your mind but please don’t insult.

    • Quophai says:

      I agree with you but kindly be mindful of what you write too. Switching nationality does not mean a license to be indiscipline. If an individual has issues, there are appropriate ways to settle it. Look at the platform Ghana gave KPB, is that how he should have treated us? we all lament for Quincy, but don’t you think we should give our coach the benefit of doubt? should any player who switches nationality be called even if his performance doesnt please the coach?

  4. REGRETFULL MOVE FOR THE YOUNGSTAR…..HE SHD WAIT AND PLAY FOR ITALY. HE SHD TAKE A CUE FROM THE TREATMENTS METTED OUT TO AYEWS, KPs AND CO

  5. Chinedu SUALEZ says:

    One SITE in my country has BLOCKED me from commenting because someday back i INSULTED one idiot from GAYNA so iam just using GHANASOCCERNET to lessen my ANGUISH. Ba Zambia nalelo bawina Chipolopolo, ba Zambia iyeeeee, ba Zambia Chipolopolo, ba Zambia iyeeeee, ba Zambia Chipolopolo. SO BRING ON THAT CHAP IN THE PICTURE BUT ZAMBIA CAN’T BRING THE BELGIUM MUSONDAS because they have ENOUGH ammunitions to GUN DOWN the DARK STARS of GAYNA. SO MIND THE GAP (WINNING STREAK). Ghana 1 Zambia 2.

  6. rascozy says:

    Technical Director of newly promoted premier league side Inter Allies,William Klutse has confirmed to JOY Sports that U-20 midfielder Clifford Aboagye has completed his move to Spanish La Liga side Granada.

    According to Klutse, Aboagye, who was the subject of interest for many foreign clubs including Udinese, eventually chose to go to Spain and will be featuring for the youth side of the La Liga team.

    “We will miss his services in the upcoming league which commences on September 15.Despite his departure we have recruited equal replacements for our midfield department so his absence will not have an immerse impact on our technical and tactical plans,”he said

    Aboagye was voted the third best player at the 2013 FIFA Under 20 World Cup and he helped the Black Satellites win bronze in that tournament.

    Before his departure the Ghana Youth prodigy donated two sets of jerseys and other equipment his colts club Zinap FC in Teshie. The donation was worth 2000 thousand dollars.

    MYJOYONLINE

  7. Gooner says:

    Kimgsley Boateng is just decent and yet to play a league game so i doubt italy national team is trying to get him. We should be tracking Memphis Depay of PSV and Karim Bellarabi of Bayer Leverkusen rather those are the real deal. Exceptional players. Please GFA act fast becauase the time is now. Relppppp!!

    • afrikaba1 says:

      I understand what you are saying but whether they just trying him or not, there is no harm in getting 10 Ghanaian-borns to switch nationality every year. Even if we don’t need them in Blackstars, some of them can give a good competition to the “Born-and-Bred in Ghana players in junior teams instead of waiting till they start playing for different countries. If we wait too long it makes them look ungrateful and put pressure on them.I dont think these nationality switches would cost Ghana 1million dollar a year.

  8. May his peace prevails says:

    @Quophai I get your point. That is why I am saying he should think twice and considers all factors before he decides. If you live abroad, you will know the huge benefits the citizens gain if they work hard for their country and later retire. But here in Ghana, it’s different. You may think KP Boateng is probably getting big money now because of GH but if he doesn’t save some now for the future, he will be in a serious problem because in Gh, there is no proper insurance for those who toil for the country and if even there is any, you will have to fight really hard for the money. Sometimes, you will even have to pay bribes in order to get your own money. Look. A. Gyan died simply because she was going to collect her insurance which I doubt she will have gotten it(MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE)because her insurance could have been easily sent into her bank account. Look a player in Italy can play for his country and play for Asante Kotoko but he can be rest assured because he knows that at the end of the day, he will get a lucrative insurance when he retires. This is the reason why I guess he should think twice because in the future, there is a vast difference.

  9. Jossy9ja says:

    Mr ghana u are a goat headed monkey…u coment like an uncivilised fool twat..beta short dat ass holed mouth of urs…and alow wise men talk..

  10. GH Panther says:

    i agree with all @afrikaba1 points. it certainly doesn’t cost us to get these foreign based ghanaians to switch nationality to play for their motherland. we only stand to benefit and avoid a situation where they find it difficult to play for ghana cos they may feel some pressure for being ungrateful to the nations who hv given them a chance to shine. its always more difficult if we act late until when they’ve become full blown superstars cos at such time, their host nations will compete hard and are most likely to get them.its even easier for them. all they hv to do is cap them jux once at seniour level and its a done deal.

  11. GH Panther says:

    we shd also learn to treat fairly these players who hv switched nationality and not allow politics in ghana football to destroy their international careers. Dat will only set a bad precedent for future players who will knw better than play for ghana. it is always gud to see these players understand dat no matter where u grew up, u’ll always be ghanaian cos its ghanaian blood dat will forever flow through ur veins.





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