German-born Ghanaian defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh reveals why he chose Ghana ahead of 4-time World champions
The 30-year-old who plies his trade for Swedish second-tier side Halmstads BK has capped just once for the Black Stars after switching nationality in 2015.
His debut came in a friendly against Canada in Washington in 2015.
In an interview with Accra-based Happy FM, the enterprising right-back said he wanted to be part of the Black Stars due to the excitement among Ghanaians.
“I think when I see the culture in Germany and Ghana, football is so much for the people in Ghana. The excitement is crazy for the people in Ghana and I wanted to be a part of it.
“To make people happy. I choose Ghana and it’s so much more. When I had my first invitation in 2015, I felt that. We played Comoros Island at home; the stadium was full but I didn’t even play. I saw the faces of people”
“It was the best experience for me. I just hope to get back to the big stage. I will say it’s one of the best in my career”
“It is always an honor to represent your country. Not everybody gets that opportunity. I remember when we played against Canada in Washington it was an amazing feeling and I will keep that in my mind forever”.
Source: Football Ghana