England newbie Welbeck could still play for Ghana

Mohamad Mosselhi, Thursday 31 Mar 2011

Despite playing his first cap for England last Tuesday, Danny Welbeck may still represent his country of origin Ghana at senior level

Danny Welbeck

Sunderland’s striker, Danny Welbeck revealed he is still considering playing for the Ghanaian Black Stars, even though he made his debut on the England team against Ghana last Tuesday in a friendly game at Wembley stadium.

According to FIFA rules, Welbeck, who was born to Ghanaian parents in England, still has the chance to play with Ghana until he plays an officials FIFA match for England.   

"I will definitely have to think about that. Asamoah Gyan and John Mensah, my team-mates at Sunderland, have been in my ear, saying 'Come and play for Ghana'.” Welbeck told Kickoff.com

"I love both countries but it's been a natural progression for me to play for England because I've represented them at every youth level right up to the Under-21s and I'm delighted I've made it into the senior side as well," he added.

The idea could give Ghana coach, Goran Stevanovic something to cheer about he unveiled his disappointment that Welbeck played on the The Three Lions side.

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