“I was never approached by the Ghana FA to play for Ghana” – Danny Welbeck

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England and Brighton & Hove Albion forward, Danny Welbeck has revealed that he was never approached by the Ghana FA to play for the Ghana national team, the Black Stars.

Danny Welbeck, who was born in Manchester, England to Ghanaian parents was eligible to play for both Ghana and England.

However, the 32-year old who had represented England at multiple youth levels ended up playing for the England national team, a decision he claims was easy 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 as quoted by MyJoyOnline.

“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.” 

Ironically, Welbeck’s debut for the England came against Ghana in a friendly game which ended 1-1 in March 2011, a game he forever has on his memory.

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

Danny Welbeck coming on for his debut against Ghana

“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.”

Danny Welbeck made 42 appearances for the England national team and scored 16 goals.

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