Germany-born whiz kid wants to play for Ghana

Published on: 11 January 2011

 

Germany-born Ghanaian teenager Phil Ofosu-Ayeh is resisting attempts to play for the European country, insisting he wants to play for the Ghana Under-20 team.

Born to Ghanaian father Nana Kojo Ofosu-Ayeh and German mother Manuela Schlutter, the 1.83 meter tall player, has a special feature of adapting to every role on the field.

He currently plies his trade with Regionaliga side SV Wilhelmshaven and has shown great desire to play for Ghana.

Ofosu-Ayeh caught the eyes of German officials at age 4 when he mesmerized opponents during their community games and has since been monitored by Bundesliga side Schalke 04.

“I want to play for my father’s country and that is Ghana and nothing else, I have watched them several times and that is where my heart belongs,” he stated.

‘‘I know I have what it takes to fit into their team whenever I am invited.”

He has been likened to Kevin-Prince Boateng who was born in Germany to a Ghanaian father and the German mother.

Comments

  • pete
    says: 7 years ago
    lets face it. he is just NOT good enough for germany and now he wants to play fpr ghana.... what a loser!!
  • Billymoore
    says: 7 years ago
    Ghanasoccernet, you are doing very well but please check your typing and lines very well. This is the leading sports site in the country.The qoute "Ofosu-Ayeh caught the eyes of German officials at age 4 when he mesmerized opponents during their community games" cannot be true. At age 4 the boy could not have participated in the community games. Age 14 is more realistic. I'll plead that you take time to read comments from readers. This way, some of the mistakes can be avoided. Thanks
  • NAME
    says: 7 years ago
    YOU MAKE A RIGHT DECISION, KEEP ON WORKING HARD AND YOUR DREAM WILL COME TRUE BECAUSE GHANA TEAM IS NOT EASY AS IT WAS TO JUST CALL INTO WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENTED PLAYERS TOO
  • Maame darkowaah
    says: 7 years ago
    Ohoo! U are well come and we all Ghanian's ladies wishing you all the best.
  • speak de truth
    says: 7 years ago
    This can't be true where is de source. Stop deceiving innocent readers GH soccer net.
  • Bemol
    says: 7 years ago
    Ghsoccernet tell him he is welcomed.that's wat we want
  • Seidu
    says: 7 years ago
    Good news! I'm highly happy. You will surely play for Ghana the hope of africa football. Black satellites all the way.............. Ghanasoccernet.com, pls tell us what about DANNY WELBECK? We are waiting to hear good news from this guy. I love Ghana the land of gold
  • kwame uk
    says: 7 years ago
    @Billymoore, spot on. Its about time their stories are edited properly. e all do make mistakes but Ghanasoccernet do it so often on their stories it amazes [email protected] Seidu i personally spoke to Danny Welbeck a couple of months ago when England U-21 visted my work place in Colchester (Before they played their last European qualifier)about opting for Blackstars and he humbly smiled. There England Officials walking around so i couldnt talk/try to convince him about it. I am sure our Blackstars offical are capable of convincing the youngman.
  • KaYinGi
    says: 7 years ago
    Ghanasoccernet is a lovely site, but their failure to sometimes name the writer and or cite the source of their information make a true story look vague. Come on guys, you can do better. God Bless Ghana!
  • Michael Kabutey
    says: 7 years ago
    @KaYinGi what else do you want this website to do for you? Site which source? Are you mad? The boy has beeen quoted in the story what source do you need again. I have been reading without commenting but your silliness has prompted me to comment here for the first time. On Sunday you said the Ghana-England game broken by this website is not true now you have turned up with another cock-and-bull way to criticise this site. You and K Gyasi were going on about Stebvanovic story too. You are full of SHIT!
  • Amoah
    says: 7 years ago
    This Kayingi guy... If you dont like here - the message is simple - dont come here. You have no shame. Atfer what you said on Sunday I thought you wont make here again
  • Kwame Borkor
    says: 7 years ago
    @ Billymore it is up to you to believe it or not. What were we told of Beckham's children talents at the age of 3 by the English newspapers. Pls if you dont have anything to say dont just criticise. We know many kids at 4 and 5 who have shown great skills. Just go on Youtube and you will see many.
  • afrikaba1
    says: 7 years ago
    @Pete. Why are u so quick to attack the boys choice that he is not good enough for Germany. People said the same when Quincy and Kevin P Boateng decided to play for Ghana, yet they proved people wrong. I think if they opened the various national teams doors widely to all Ghanaians, Ghana will be one of the top ten football nations but we all know that often the people at the FA wants to push their boys as well.
  • Seidu
    says: 7 years ago
    @kwame uk; thanks you very much. I hope DANNY WELBECK will make a right decision to play for Ghana.
  • KaYinGi
    says: 7 years ago
    @Micheal and @Amoah, I have never said i don't like this site. It is a great site, but to make it better you need to state who wrote the story or cite the place you got your from. Go to goal.com and other sites and see how professional they are. Typographical errors are acceptable but plagiarism is not accepted anyway. I guess you guys don't understand what you read. If i quote you Micheal and don't state my name how would you know who quoted you? Stop being petty cos all I want is for this LOVELY site to churn out good works. The Administrators know what am talking about. "Those who know MUST teach, and those who do not know MUST learn" ... An Ethiopian Maxim. The above quote ain't my words so I have given the credit. Is this too much to ask for? God Bless Ghana!
  • World Spinner
    says: 7 years ago
    <strong>Germany-born whiz kid Phil Ofosu-Ayeh wants to play for Ghana ......</strong> Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing......
  • Kwame Borkor
    says: 7 years ago
    @KaYinGi your too known has exposed your ignorance. Did they Plagiarise when they broke the news on Goran and Stevanovic? You dont know anything yet you come here to criticise over nothing. You are an illiterate. Do you know what plagiarism is? Did this site copy a story word-for-word without giving credit? If a player spoke and he's quoted on another website doesn't mean when a rival website picks it that website must be be given credit. For all you know it was at a press conference where there are thousands. If Laryea Kingston speaks and he is quoted as the person who spoke who that's perfect but if Laryea Kingston spoke and it is Stephen Appiah who takes the credit that's plagiarism. If your claim that getting quotes from another website of a player is true then you should be pointing at Goal.com and the websites that you claim live according to standard. How many stories havent they taken from this site without crediting? The latest was Laryea Kingston's proposed move to Blackpool which was broken by Ghanasoccernet. ALl the international websites including the BBC, Skysports, Goal and all the sites you think and newspapers in the Uk took it here. Did they give credit to Ghanasoccernet? Google it and see! Kayingi and you cohorts don't know anything come here shouting wolf. If you dont believe in this site go away. We want to read the breaking news before the authorities tell us. We want to know before we are told like the News on Goaran and the Ghana-England friendly. Dont bring your hatred and ignorance here.
  • KaYinGi
    says: 7 years ago
    @Kwame read carefully before you type your trash, I did NOT say they plagiarize the story. I said, and i repeat again that typographical errors is accepted but plagiarism is not in any way. So if you cull a story from lets say goal.com and you fail to give them credit, that is plagiarism. I DID NOT say this story was. If there is breaking news, a journalist does it not robots! Is it too much to ask for the right thing to be done? On a lighter note, the word is conceited, not "too known". And am neither. God Bless Ghana!
  • George
    says: 7 years ago
    YA ALL ARE fOOOOOOOOOOOLS WHAT DO U PEOPLE THINK YA KNOW? MOTHERFUCKIN' AND I HOPE U ARE NOT FRIGHTENED THAT WELBECK IS NOT GOING TO PLAY FOR GHANA AND I ALSO DON'T THAT NOT ALL THE STORIES PASTED ON THIS SITE ARE TRUE.....ALL I WANT TO TELL MY COLLEAGUES I MEAN THE EDITORS IS THAT WHEN THEY GET A STORY FROM SOMEWHERE THEY SHOULD DO A LOT OF RESEARCH B4 SHOWING IT TO VIEWERS AND U GUYS TOO STOP THE BIAS THING U DOING HERE IS A DISGRACE!!!!!!
  • Kofi Lite
    says: 7 years ago
    @George, Kayingi and Billymoore..LOL! what a joke of characters!! but you guyz are nice blokes, i guess...QUIT WITH D INSULTS GUYS!!! :(
  • Kofi Lite
    says: 7 years ago
    @George, Kayingi and Billymoore..LOL! what a joke of characters!! but you guyz are nice blokes though, i guess...QUIT WITH D INSULTS GUYS!!! :(
  • Kenneth Owusu Sabato
    says: 7 years ago
    pete,pls give people the benefit of the doubt ok?
  • Doug kwame-Blazefame
    says: 7 years ago
    Having a GH father doesnt guarantee him a spot, but if he is gud enough then we ii all see. There are so many Gh players here in the U.S playin in the MLS but no body mention them in any conversation but I knw their time ii come.