Thursday 23 March 2017

Ghana contacts German footballer to switch nationality

Ghana has contacted Germany U20 star Gideon Jung over switching nationality to play for the country of his parents. The Hamburg star has revealed that former Black Stars coach Avram Grant contacted him over playing for the Black Stars ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The youngster, who is a regular starter for the Bundesliga side, is part of Germany's U21 side for their upcoming qualifiers this week. He is the Germany squad for the matches against England and Portugal on March 24 and 28 respectively. His impressive form this season has seen him play 22 Bundesliga matches this season with 20 being starts for the side. Jung has revealed that Avram Grant noticed his good form and was in contact to urge him to make a nationality switch to play for Ghana.

Jung was born in the German city of Dusseldorf to Ghanaian parents and he insists he has affinity to the country of his parents.

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