Five Dutch players want to feature for Ghana - Coach Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 16 October 2019

Five Dutch players are willing to play for the senior national of Ghana, the Black Stars, according to coach Kwesi Appiah.

He has been scouting for Ghanaian players abroad to augment his squad ahead of the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The 58-year-old has visited the Netherlands and Belgium and is continue his scouting in Spain, England, France, Italy and Germany before ending his European tour.

“I have been visiting the players. I have been to Holland and Belgium. I have spotted about four to five players. I have seen them play a lot of times but I needed to see them and talk to them in person,” Appiah said, as quoted by Modern Ghana.

“Because some of them are willing to play for Ghana and others do not want to so you will have to see them and talk to them.

“Out of the five I have spoken to from Holland they are all willing to play for the Black Stars but there are some of them who have played for the junior national teams of Holland so we will have to do a nationality switch for them.”

Coach Appiah also disclosed that there are other players in Belgium who are also interested representing the nation.

"There are one or two players in Belgium too who want to represent Ghana… We will look at those who are playing top-flight football and are ready for the Black Stars,” he added.

Ghana are in the  same qualifying group with Sao Tome and Príncipe, South Africa and Sudan.