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Kevin Prince Boateng quits Ghana national team

Published on: 04 November 2011

AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has SHOCKINGLY retired from international football which means he will no longer play for Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

The 24-year-old told the Ghana FA of his decision to quit the national team, citing too many injuries in his career.

The AC Milan player says he want to concentrate on his career with the Italian side.

The Ghana FA later confirmed the news on GHANAsoccernet insiting Boateng says he is retiring because of too many injuries in his career.

“The Ghana Football Association has received a letter from player Kevin Prince Boateng on his decision to resign from the senior national team, the Black Stars,” the Ghana FA said in a statement.

“According to Kevin, the physical demands of playing for both club and country at high levels are taking a toll on his health.

“The player also explained that in order to remain healthy and stay off any injuries, he has consulted his doctors and family over the matter and has decided to take the decision to excuse himself from national duties since he is on a special training that he has to interrupt to honour national invitations.

“The Ghana Football Association is yet to take a position on the decision of Kevin Prince Boateng."

Boateng, who was born in Germany, switched nationality to play for the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He was then playing for English side Portsmouth but after playing with the Black Stars at the World Cup he sealed the lucrative move to AC Milan.

Boateng played just nine matches for the Black Stars and scored one goal.

His uncle Robert played for Ghanain the 1990s.

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