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Kevin-Prince Boateng wants Ghana return because he wants another World Cup appearance

Published on: 02 November 2016
Kevin-Prince Boateng wants Ghana return because he wants another World Cup appearance
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says his desire to return for the Black Stars is hinged on his ambition to play in another World Cup.

The 29-year-old became a Ghana international in 2010 in time for the 2010 World Cup before going on to impress in South Africa after switching nationality from Germany where he was snubbed.

The controversial player's international career with Ghana has been firmly tied with the World Cup and refusal to play at the Africa Cup of Nations or its qualifiers.

The Germany-born has not played for the national team since the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in the wake of an indefinite suspension over discipline.

However calls for his return to the national team has been growing as Ghana faces a crucial World Cup qualifier against Egypt this month.

The 29-year-old’s spectacular form for Las Palmas has sparked calls for his return to the Black Stars despite being sacked in disgrace.

Boateng says his only motivation to return to play for Ghana is because he wants to make a third appearance at the World Cup after playing in the 2010 and 2014 editions of the tournament.

“It is for every player a Dream to play a World Cup. If there would be a chance to play a third World Cup I would not say no,” CCTV Africa News.

“There are not a lot of players who can say they played in three World Cups."

Boateng quit the Ghana national team in 2011, claiming his body could not combine the demand of club and international football.

But he returned to the squad for the final 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off against Egypt before making the squad that represented Ghana in Brazil.

Ghana's clash with Egypt is scheduled for 13 November in Borg El-Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Egypt have made a good start in the World Cup qualifier with an away victory against Congo, while Ghana were held to a disappointing goalless draw at home by minnows Uganda.

The Pharaohs are leading group E with three points, two ahead of second-placed Ghana.

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