German-born Kevin-Prince Boateng feels ‘increasingly Ghanaian’ after nationality switch

German-born midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng says his decision to play for Ghana has connected him to his roots insisting he is ‘increasingly Ghanaian’ since switching his international allegiance.

Kevin Prince Boateng

German-born midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng says his decision to play for Ghana has connected him to his roots insisting he is ‘increasingly Ghanaian’ since switching his international allegiance.

The Schalke midfielder switched his nationality in 2010 to play for the country of his father and has revealed that he is now eating Ghanaian food regularly at his Dusseldorf base.

Boateng admits his decision to switch the nationality has made him a role model for several Africans and he is delighted to connect with his roots as he was born the a German mother and Ghanaian father in Germany.

“I feel increasingly Ghanaian. I’m discovering that side of me, but I’ve definitely still got a lot to learn about the country and its culture,” Boateng told FIFA Weekly.

“Until 2010 I had never visited Ghana before, but the national team gave me a warm welcome. I’ve since grown to love it and now I even eat Ghanaian food at home in Dusseldorf.

“I know there are a lot of young children in Africa that want to grow up to be like me, so I think it’s important to be a good role model.”

Since switch his nationality, Boateng has played 11 matches for Ghana and scored two goals.

Boateng is expected to line up for Ghana at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Papadinho says:

    God bless you thug.

  2. Peewee says:

    Don’t be fooled guys, he is gonna quit the national team again after the world cup. Ghanaians…we are too gullible!!!

  3. Jesus Fanatic says:

    Fuck u pewee!!! What have U and your useless family done doe Ghana? Kwasia like u. Aboa ba . Odwan!!! Enemy of progress!!!
    Bless

  4. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    Kevin you better be feeling like a Ghanaian, you are playing for the Black Stars as a Ghanaian not as a soccer player, Black Stars is not a club.Good to hear your feelings about Ghana

  5. real sabacious says:

    @jesus fanatic sorry to say i’m really disappointed in u,as matured and reasonable person i think u might be.you should make a strong case on behalf of Boateng to prove peewee that he isn’t gonna quit rather abusing him for expressing his thought.most of u guys here lacks manners and good upbring.Pls u better aplogise cos nobody here has monopoly over abuse.Peace out!!

  6. selfmade says:

    Been a Ghanaian wouldn’t change nothing about Ghana and eating Ghanaian delicacies doesn’t make Ghana any special! Instead of talking about these irrelevant issues, he should come and set up some foundation that all benefit the underprivileged Ghanaian kids because its the taxes payers monies that is used to pay him for to eat all those Ghanaian delicacies!!! Its Ghana that gave him the opportunity to be who he is today and not the other way round! We are tired of pple looking down upon us!! There are so many people or races who enjoyed Ghanaian and other African delicacies and he been a Ghanaian should be an HONOUR NOT A PRIVILEGED!!

    • anokwale says:

      This is the thing. At this point, everyone has to be realistic. To win the World Cup you need an international team. Even Germany has players from Turkey, Brazil, Poland, etc…We are in a new era. If there is a Ghanaian from Siberia who never came to Ghana before but he can contribute, why not welcome him???

  7. 21guns says:

    Ghainains talk too much
    What have you done for Ghana yourself @self made

  8. EA1us says:

    Hahahaaaaa! @ kelvin, welcome and join the club man! I came back to my root in 2006 and ever since…..I’ve married a Ghanaian girl, always in Ghana and being a big Ghanaian civic. Now stop the complaining and accept everything the MIGHTY GHANA has to offer…..try fufu and you’ll never go back….hahahaaaa!!

  9. man23 says:

    so many unmature people on this site. @peewee,@jesus fannatic. Kevin is a nice player and a nice off football and the fact that he switched his nationality is even unimaginable. he was being persued by the Germans but he chose his root country. he quit the national team based on so many issues of which none of us here knows. so, shut the fuck up. talk sports.

  10. Peewee says:

    @real sebacious thanks for being one of the voices of reason on this forum. We are here to express our opinion, and learn something from each other in the process, but some backward, and cowardly individuals have chosen to hide behind their computers, and throw insults at people they barely know. Such low esteemed individuals need to be left alone to indulge in backward fantasies.

  11. keith from germany says:

    Yeah pewee nice to have you back.its been a long time pewee.
    Im realy happy all the old forumites pito,dr who,selfmade sabacious etc are all showing.
    Together we can make this websie insult free.

  12. jo esh says:

    We should be more friendly than to insult ourselves, i think everyone has an opinion.

  13. Peewee says:

    Well said @Keith and Jo esh…

  14. The truth is Kevin Prince Boaten has done well to join the black stars it should be our prayer that after liking Ghanaian dishes, he will love the people also and fight the numerous challenges facing the growth of GHANA.