Danny Welbeck: When Brighton Star Was Booed For Making England Debut Against Ghana

Danny Welbeck: When Brighton Star Was Booed For Making England Debut Against Ghana

Lukman Mumuni
October 3, 2023 at 10:32 AM
  • Danny Welbeck has shared memories from his debut for England against Ghana eleven years ago
  • The Brighton and Hove Albion star was born in England to Ghanaian parents and opted to play for the country of his birth
  • The former Manchester United striker also disclosed that there was no official approach from Ghana

Brighton and Hove Albion forward, Danny Welbeck has opened up on what it was like making his England debut against the Black Stars of Ghana.

Welbeck, born to Ghanaian parents in England, earned his first cap for the Three Lions in a friendly against the Black Stars on March 29, 2011.

A late Asamoah Gyan curler cancelled Andy Carroll's strike for England as the two nations shared the spoils.

Danny Welbeck, Andrew Mensah, Ghana, England
Danny Welbeck opens up to Andrew Mensah on how he was booed by his family on his England debut. Credit: @footballontnt @andrewmensah_
Source: Twitter

In a chat with popular British-Ghanaian host, Andrew Mensah, Welbeck disclosed that he was booed by his cousins as he came on for Ashley Young.

"My mom and dad are from Ghana. It was mad, it was like a bittersweet moment. Obviously I walk out at Wembley, coming on on the sidelines, I've a lot of family friends in the stand and coming on I heard a lot of boos. Speaking to my cousins after the game, they were like, yes, we were booing you," he said on footballontnt.

Welbeck decided to represent England because he had played for the youth teams of the European country.

The Brighton and Hove Albion forward has played 42 times for England, scoring 16 goals, as reported by Transfermarkt.

The former Manchester United player has been involved in several philanthropic initiatives in his native Ghana.

Danny Welbeck undergoes physical transformation

Earlier, Sports Brief revealed that Welbeck recently stunned his fans after sharing an image of his incredible body transformation ahead of the new league season.

From the images and videos shared online, Welbeck looks like a much-improved version of himself as he has put on a considerable amount of muscle.

The former Manchester United man took to Instagram to share a video of his intense workouts during the summer and from the images, it is clear he has been putting in the work at the gym.

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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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