Watford Striker Snubs Ghana Over Germany Youth National Team Invite

Watford Striker Snubs Ghana Over Germany Youth National Team Invite

  • Watford youngster Kwadwo Baah has accepted a call up to the Germany youth national team over Ghana
  • The teen sensation will represent Germany's U19 ahead of the international break next month leaving Ghana's chances limited
  • The 19-year-old was born to Ghanaian parents in Stuttgart and remains eligible to represent the African country in future

Watford forward Kwadwo Baah has picked Germany's youth national team over Ghana ahead of next month's international break.

The German-born Ghanaian will represent the U19 team of the European country next month limiting his chances of a Black Stars switch.

According to GHANASoccernet.com, the 19-year-old will be part of the Germany U19 team for the EURO U19 Championship qualifiers.

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Kwadwo Baah snubs Ghana over Germany ahead of international break. Credit: @WatfordFC
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Meanwhile, Kwadwo Baah explained his decision to chose Germany over Ghana for his international career.

“I was born near Stuttgart, so that’s how I qualify to play for Germany,” he told Watford's media.

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“My dad used to play football out there semi-professionally, and my parents probably lived there for around 25 to 30 years.

“We moved to Ghana when I was still very young and then to England when I was five, but as I got older and started to realise playing for Germany might be a possibility I thought it sounded like a really exciting opportunity."

Before deciding to play for Germany, Kwadwo Baah had represented England's youth teams but the strong forward wanted to play for the country of his birth, leading to the change in decision.

“I was in touch with staff members even when I was pretty low-key at Rochdale, but then Covid-19 hit so I wasn’t able to fly over and play for them. At that point I went and played for England, but when Germany came around again I just wanted to try the adventure," he added.

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The Ghana Football Association will now have to switch their attention to other players.

GFA to convince German-born Stephan Ambrosius to play for Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is seeking to convince Germany-born defender Stephan Kofi Ambrosius to play for the Black Stars, according to reports.

The Hamburg-born centre-back, who plays for Hamburg SV in German Bundesliga 2, hasn't been involved in any of the 33 matches that his team have played due to injury.

The last 2. Bundesliga game that Ambrosius played came on April 25, 2021, for Hamburger SV against Jahn Regensburg; a game that he played 86 minutes in during a 1-1 draw.

Source: Sports Brief News