There was no approach by GFA to play for Black Stars – Danny Welbeck reveals

Brighton and Hove Albion forward, Danny Welbeck, has revealed that there was no approach by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over a possible nationality switch from England to Ghana. 

The former Arsenal and Manchester United forward was born in the UK to Ghanaian parents and made.

Welbeck made his debut for the Three Lions as a substitute against Ghana in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium in 2011.

The 42-capped Englishman revealed choosing to play for his country of birth was not a difficult decision to make.

“There wasn’t like an official approach from Ghana to come and play for them or anything like that, so it wasn’t as hard as a decision like people would have thought,” he told the YouTube channel, Michael Dapaah, in an interview.

“It was natural for me because I’ve been playing for England since I was 14 so it’s like a natural progression to try and reach that next step.

“You know you want to get to the next stage group, 19, 21, and the senior team.”

He also revealed that making his senior England debut against the country his parents is a memory he will always keep with him.

“I remember this game because I made my debut against Ghana,” Welbeck added.

“It was like my family, not in the England section, and they are like boo; they were booing along as well, so it was a mad moment, but one that is definitely a highlight.”

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