The nephew of former Ghana great, Anthony Yeboah wishes to replicate his Uncle’s national team performances
African football has lost many of it’s talents to the developed world. The underlining factors uncovered. A host of African players have won the World Cup whilst playing for foreign countries. No African country has however lifted this coveted goldware. The quest to retain African players thus remains a priority going forward in order to reverse the current trend.
Austrian Bundesliga side, WSG Tirol’s budding centre forward Kelvin Kwarteng Yeboah, has expressed his desire to represent Ghana at the senior level. Unlike most young professionals who are easily swayed to represent European countries, the 19 year old formerly of West Ham United’s academy echoed his elation at being invited to the Ghana National youth side. Contrary to reports, Kelvin affirmed Ghana as his birth place.
“Yes! I was born in Accra (Tantra Hill). It was a nice experience ( call up to the Ghana Youth side). I played some friendly games. In the first game I managed to score a goal but after that unfortunately I got an injury which didn’t really allow play on.”Having joined WSG Tirol in 2018 from Italian side, Gozzano Academy, Yeboah helped Tirol to earn a Bundesliga promotion. His 4 goals in the Austrian Cup against Austria Vienna endeared him to the hearts of many Austrian football lovers. His ability led to many calling on the Austrians to naturalise him. Yet, Yeboah is in the unknown of the link and remains committed to serving Ghana.“Not really (on rumored change of nationality) I have just been in Austria for just 2 years. I never really thought about it as an option.”“I will consider Ghana first because since I was little it has been a dream of mine to play for national team.”
Related to former Leeds United striker, Tony Yeboah, Kelvin sees the 59 cap earner as a source of motivation to also play for Ghana. Tony scored 29 goals for Ghana.“Seeing my Uncle, Tony Yeboah playing and making that impact in the national team motivates me to go in there and make the same impact. “Kelvin Yeboah scored his 2nd league goal of the season in the club’s last league game of the halted league against Hartberg. He is also on the radar of the Italian national team.
World Cup whilst playing for foreign countries. No African country has however lifted this coveted goldware. The quest to retain African players thus remains a priority going forward in order to reverse the current trend.