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Dutch Born Striker Elvis Manu Itching to Play for Ghana
- Elvis Manu says he is hoping for a Black Stars call-up sooner rather than later with the 2023 AFCON qualifiers and the World Cup on the horizon
- Elvis represented the Netherlands at all youth levels but changed his international allegiance to Ghana in 2015 and is yearning for an opportunity with the Black Stars
- Currently, playing for Wisla Krakow in Poland, Manu has scored two goals in seven appearances since joining the club in January
Netherlands-born striker Elvis Manu has opened up about his eagerness to play for the Black Stars.
Born in Dordrecht, Manu has represented the Netherlands at the youth levels but switched his allegiance to Ghana seven years ago.
Since completing his change of nationality, the 28-year-old attacker is yet to play for the four-time African champions but has opened up on his earnest expectation of getting a call-up soon.
"The topic started five or six years ago, but I have been seriously involved in this matter for two years", he told TVP Sport as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.
Manu, a product of Feyenoord's famous academy, narrated how delayed paperwork denied him an opportunity to play for Ghana in 2015.
"Yes. The manager at the time wanted to appoint me, but my papers weren't ready at that time. I took up the procedure, but the selector has changed in the meantime. We'll see what the future holds. Hope to play for Ghana soon." He ended.
The Ghana Football Association are currently in hot pursuit of Ghanaian players born in the diaspora, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Inaki Williams and Tariq Lamptey all appearing on the wishlist of the football federation.
Meanwhile, the Ghana FA has already completed the switch of Dennis Odoi and Elisha, with the duo playing an important role in Ghana's return to the World Cup.
Callum Hudson-Odoi considering nationality switch
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Callum Hudson-Odoi is weighing up to switching international allegiance from England to Ghana after the Black Stars qualified for the 2022 World Cup, per The Times.
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The Black Stars qualified for the Mundial after they edged West African rivals Nigeria in a nail-biting World Cup play-off staged over two legs.
Hudson-Odoi is reported to have watched the blockbuster clash on TV on Tuesday night as coach Otto Addo's men advanced to the World Cup on away goal rule.