Despite being nominated in Ghana’s Squad, Kelvin Yeboah explains why he chose to play for Italy.
After lengthy debates, the boy declined an invitation to represent his parents’ country, and he explained why.
After being called up to Italy’s U21 national squad, SK Sturm Graz attacker Kelvin Yeboah has stated that it was a dream come true.
Last week, the 21-year-old was called up to play for Ghana’s senior national team in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa, but he declined.
On Friday, the Black Stars will face Ethiopia in their Group G opener at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, before traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday to face Bafana Bafana.
According to Yeboah:
“I came to Italy in 2004 when I was 4-5 years old. I got my passport for quite a while. In terms of football, I played in Monza, Novara, then I went to Gozzano,” Yeboah said.
“I found myself very well here, I already knew some guys from this group as a child because I played against them,” he added.
Yeboah was born in Accra, Ghana, to Ghanaian parents, but relocated to Italy with his parents when he was a child, and now has an Italian passport.