Former Dutch midfielder George Boateng has disclosed that the Ghana Football Association by no means made the 1st approach to ask him to play for the Black Stars.
The Nkawkaw born ended up playing for the Dutch national team after obtaining his first call up on the age of 18 whiles playing for Feyernoord.
“As a young star, when I made my debut in the Feyenoord first team, nobody in the GFA ever came to me or sent a letter to express their interest, to say George Boateng is one of our players, he was born in Ghana, he is eligible to play for us,” he told Citi Tv’s The Tracker Show.
“Can we please ask him or invite him for a game? Such things never took place,” he added.
“When I turned 18 and I debuted, the Dutch national team did that, they invited me to come and play for the under-18 group, which I did
“The player isn’t the one who is meant to make the initial approach to the GFA, to ask if I can play for the group, this is the unorthodox way.
“The professional way is that the federation will ship an invite as it is meant to be an honor with a purpose to be invited to play in your country.
“So in that seven years, I could have made my mind up and play for Ghana,” he concluded.
Boateng who’s now teenagers group coach at Aston Villa, made 4 senior team appearances for the Europeans.