By Ameenu Shardow
Ahmed Toure has decided to ditch his ambitions to play for Ghana to rather feature for Burkina Faso, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The Asante Kotoko striker is currently with the Stallions team in preparations for their 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The 24-year-old who was born in Ivory Coast is apparently qualified to play for Burkina Faso after featuring for the country’s junior side.
The decision according to a source close to the player is based on considerations of where his chances of international football are brightest.
“Of the three countries; Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, Toure believes his international career will thrive more with the Burkinabes ” the source told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“After meeting with the coach (Paul Putt), Toure was convinced his international future lies with Burkina Faso.
“He also knows some of the players in the team. He played with them in the junior ranks so adapting will be much easier.”
Toure announced his desire to play for the Black Stars after being named the MVP of Ghana’s Premier League last year.
The process however to have him cleared to play for Ghana however hit a snag with the stalling of his native, Ivory Coast.