Boateng turns to Ghana
Kevin-Prince Boateng has decided he wants to represent Ghana at international level rather than Germany.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 25/06/09 1:03pm
Kevin-Prince Boateng has decided he wants to represent Ghana at international level after turning his back on Germany.
The Tottenham midfielder has represented Germany at Under 21 level but sees his chances of turning out for senior team limited.
The 22-year-old has recently returned to White Hart Lane after an unsuccessful loan spell at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, but he could soon find himself surplus to requirements with Spurs.
Boateng's younger brother Jerome is currently excelling for the Germans at the European U21 Championship in Sweden but the former Hertha Berlin youngster admits his own Germany career is over.
"From now I want to play for Ghana, the land of my father, and I have been starting to get in touch with the authorities of Ghana about that," he told Sport-Bild.
"I had attempted to get myself a Germany career, but I could not succeed. I do not leave Germany in conflict.
"I just do not see any chance for me in terms of a Germany career."