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Niger's Ghana-born defender Dankwah vows to stop Black Stars today

Published on: 28 January 2013

Niger's Ghana-born defender Kofi Dankwah has warned the Black Stars that he will score against them when the two countries clash at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

Dankwah, who was born and raised in Ghana to Ghanaian parents, opted to play for Niger after a botched move to France.

He played in the country's local league before he was called up to play in the Nigerien national team in 2010.

Dankwah played youth football together with Asamoah Gyan and Richard Kissi Boateng who are currently part of the Black Stars squad in the tournament.

The Tunisia-based defender has stated his willingness to score against the Black Stars of Ghana today if he gets the chance.

“I am a Ghanaian, but a naturalised Nigerien. I am looking forward to have a good game, if I get the chance I will not hesitate to score against my real country,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

“Majority of the Ghanaian players are my close friends, almost eight of them, we talk every day, yesterday even I had a call from Asamoah Gyan and we talked about the game.”

“I played for the Ghana Under-20 but naturalised for Niger after I went there in an effort to go and play in France. I am a product of Pope John's Secondary School and I stay in Dansoman.”

Dankwah who plays for Esperance Zarzis in Tunisia has been one of the key men on the rear for the Mena since 2010.

Comments

  • STEXTOF says:
    January 28, 2013 04:07 pm
    KOFI DANKWA WAS POPULARY KNOWN AS ''BARRIER'' DURING HIS SCHOOLING DAYS AT POPE JOHN'S. HE WAS A GREAT DEFENDER WITH SKILLS AND AGILITY DURING THE SSS''INTERCO'' AT KOFORIDUA. WE MISS U BARRIER AND WISH U ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR NEW FOUND COUNTRY. BUT GHANA WILL DEFEAT NIGER TODAY!
  • Pito says:
    January 28, 2013 03:35 pm
    He is a very acrobatic defender. Buh we got better defenders in Vorsah and boye. i predict Ghana 2 Niger 0
  • Dr Who says:
    January 28, 2013 03:23 pm
    We shall see!
  • papa says:
    January 28, 2013 02:42 pm
    no worries u can score 1 , we will multiply by 5 and put it in ur net :-)..
  • francisco olembe somuah says:
    January 28, 2013 02:37 pm
    all that he is true kofi is even my brother he played for staycool fc and took part in ghana u20 tournament in angola way back 2006.he school at pope john all de best
  • starlish says:
    January 28, 2013 01:24 pm
    blood is thicker than water
  • Asamoah Gyan says:
    January 28, 2013 01:15 pm
    ony3
  • EA1us says:
    January 29, 2013 07:42 am
    Mr. Dankwa, you sound in your statement like you want to be a Ghanaian again. LOL, son you can always come back.