It is very interesting is that there are in fact many players that are not exactly playing for their countries of origin.
Do you know how many Ghanaian players who didn’t play for Ghana? There quite a number of them.
In this article, we’ll look at the top 5 players who didn’t play for Ghana:
Inaki Williams Arthur was born in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain, to a Ghanaian father and a Liberian mother.
His parents left Liberia for Spain as Refugees in the 90’s due to war crimes, which was how he ended up being born in Spain.
Inkai currently plays for Spanish side Athletic Bilbao as a winger and has racked up a number of goals to his name. Williams officially plays for the Spanish team, leaving his African side with no joy.
Jerome Has won several titles, including the German league. Before playing for the German side, he played for Manchester City from 2010-2011, though he didn’t see many games. He represented Germany as an under 17 player and continued to the senior team.
“WHY ALWAY ME”
This pretty much put Mario’s name on every mouth.
A lot is known about Mario club career and the Italian National Team, but the same can’t be said about his Ghanaian ancestry.
Memphis Depay was born on 13th February 1994 in Moordrecht, Netherlands, to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother. As a Dutch citizen, he plays for the Netherlands national football team as a forward.
He has played for different teams, but his best highlight was with Manchester united.
When asked why he decided not to play for Ghana, Depay revealed it was because he didn’t want anything to do with his Ghanaian father, who abandoned him and his mother when he was only four years old. So thick is this bitterness that he even refuses to wear his father’s name on his jersey.
Well, Georginio is more than those two goals.
While Wijnaldum may be known for his club and international heroics, only limited information is available on his ancestry. Although both parents were ghanaians , but he however chose to play for Netherland.