New Black Stars Player Reveals Why He Snubbed Germany for Ghana

New Black Stars Player Reveals Why He Snubbed Germany for Ghana

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Hamburg striker Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer has revealed why he chose the Black Stars of Ghana over Germany
  • The Germany U21 forward has switched nationality and will represent Ghana at international level
  • Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer joined Hamburg in the summer transfer window from Dynamo Dresden

Former Germany U21 striker, Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer has disclosed why he opted to represent Ghana at international level.

The 20-year-old forward switched nationality to play for Ghana at the senior level in June.

According to the Hamburg forward, his decision to play for Ghana was inspired by his father and the chance to play international football with the African country was easier.

Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer, Ghana, Germany
Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer has revealed why he chose Ghana over Germany. Credit: Getty Images @ghanaisoccernet
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"My father comes from Ghana, he would be very proud of me if I could now play for his fatherland. In addition, it is probably easier to become a national team player there," he told German news outlet the Bild.

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Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer is enjoying a good start to life at Hamburg after netting a brace in the DFB Pokal against Bayreuth last weekend.

The young attacker joined Hamburg in the summer transfer window from Bundesliga III side Dynamo Dresden.

Kinigsdorffer is likely to make his debut for the four times African champions in September after receiving his Ghanaian passport.

"I would be willing to play for Ghana. I met Otto Addo last December before he was national coach. Since then we have been in close contact. I already take care of the Ghanaian passport. I would be happy if I could attend the next international matches in September," added the striker.

The Berlin-born striker previously played for Hertha Berlin before joining Dynamo Dresden.

Ransford-Yeboah Kongsdorffer and five other switch nationalities

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the senior men's national team, Black Stars has been inundated with positive news following the revelation of a quintet of players ready to play for Ghana.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been working assiduously to convince players with dual nationality to switch international allegiance.

With barely four months left for the start of the FIFA World Cup, the president of the Ghana FA Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has confirmed there has been a breakthrough with negotiations of convincing foreign-born players with Ghanaian lineage.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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