Ghana Fa Chief Nyantakyi Defends Kevin-prince Boateng Absence

Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has

issued a strong defence of absent

midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng after some

questioned the Germany-based midfielder's

commitment to the Black Stars.

The Schalke star has come in for criticism

from some fans, after pulling out of the Black

Stars' squad for the first leg of the World Cup

play-off with Egypt because of injury.

Some supporters claim Boateng is not

committed enough to the Ghana cause.

"We should show sympathy to him and not

condemn him," said Kwesi Nyantakyi.

"Every player would like to go to the World

Cup – and this is the biggest platform to the

World Cup. Kevin would wish to be here."

Nyantakyi said there was no reason to believe

that Boateng's injury is less serious than


"Kevin has had six injuries on his left knee and

this particular injury has occurred on that

[same] knee," the GFA president told BBC


"It would be unfair to think that somebody

can feign injury. We should sympathise with

him and pray that he recovers soon, so he can

stage a comeback to the Black Stars team."

The first leg match of the play off between

Ghana and Egypt takes place in Kumasi on



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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