Belgian youth international Marvin Peersman is considering switching nationality to play for Ghana after meeting Ghana FA boss this week, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 19-year-old, who was born to a Ghanaian father and a Belgian mother, met Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi in Antwerp this week to discuss the possibility of playing for the West Africans.
The meeting was held in the Belgian city of Antwerp after Ghana played an international friendly against Togo.
Peersman, who plays as a left-back, has been targeted by Dutch giants Feyenoord as he is one of the discoveries of Belgian football in recent times.
His decision to consider nationality switch has been welcomed as it could be the permanent solution to the left-back problems of the Black Stars.
The Ghana FA boss says they will begin processing Peersman's papers for the switch to be completed.
"It is an exciting to know after meeting Marwin that he wants to play for Ghana," Ghana FA boss Nyantakyi told GHANAsoccernet.com.
"First we have to go through the channel of get his papers sorted with Fifa before the nationality switch is approved.
"There are many opportunities for him to play for Ghana including the U20, the U23 and the Black Stars.
Peersman told GHANAsoccernet.com he has been yearning for the opportunity to play for the country of his father.
"I have been following all the national teams of Ghana for a long time and I have been yearning for the opportunity to play for Ghana," Peersman told GHANAsoccernet.com.
"Players like Gyan, Essien, Appiah, the Ayews, Muntari, have all been my favourite and will happily play for my country.
"I am happy with the meeting with the Ghana FA boss and will start working on the papers to enable me play for Ghana.
Peersman began his professional career in 2009 at Beveren as a 17-year-old.
He also played in five games for the 2009 Belgian youth national team.
If approved by new Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic, he could provide a good competition for Black Stars left-back David Addy.