As of Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, five (5) players of Ghanaian heritage have switched countries to represent their country, giving the Black Stars a tremendous boost.
Because of the dearth of quality players currently representing the Black Stars in Ghana, the announcement was met with jubilation within the country’s football community.
Many Ghanaians were concerned about how the Black Stars would compare in terms of quality and experience before to the largest football showcase, which is slated to take place in Qatar in November 2022.
Five foreign players have switched allegiance to support the squad in the Mundial, so the news is timely.
Here are the five players and what they can add to the team:
For some time, Ghana has been interested in signing the Atletico Bilbao star.
As a result, his revelation that he is prepared to play for the Black Stars has dominated the news.
Bilbao, Spain, is the place of Iaki Williams’ birth. He first took up the sport in Pamplona, where he later joined Athletic Club.
When he made his first team appearance in December 2014, he became ‘The Lions’ first black player to score a goal in the club’s history.
In January of this year, he signed a new deal with San Mamés that would keep him at the club until 2025.
This day marks the beginning of a new challenge, according to Inaki Williams. I’m going to do all in my power to keep Ghana’s T-shirt in the spotlight while I do my best.
Count myself in as a member of the Black Stars.
One of the players who decided to transfer nationalities and represent Ghana was named as Brighton & Hove’s defender.
Made the decision because of his father, Ahmed Lamptey, according to GFA President Kurt Okraku.
He was born on September 30th, 2000, in Hillingdon, United Kingdom. Having previously represented England at the youth level.
Against Arsenal in the Premier League on December 29, 2019, Lamptey made his professional football debut for Chelsea.
Ambrosius was a member of the Hamburger SV youth academy when he was 12 years old. In March of this year, he made his Bundesliga debut.
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His first club was Einichkeit Wilhelmsburg at the age of 5, before he moved to Wilhelmsburg, SV Wilhelmsburg, and FC St. Pauli, where he spent his whole career.
Pauli began attending the Hamburger SV youth program in 2012, when he was thirteen years old.
As a centre forward, he plays for a German club despite having a Ghanaian father.
Dynamo Dresden signed Königsdörffer in the summer of 2019 after he had previously played for Minerva Berlin, SCC Berlin, and Hertha BSC as a young player.
On August 20, 1999, he was born. He represents SV Darmstadt 98 as a defender and is a Ghanaian-born German.