The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has given the strongest indication that the FA’s doors are still opened to welcome midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng back into the Black Stars.
The AC Milan player turned his back on Ghana after the 2010 World Cup citing a number of issues including difficulties in combining club and national duties as reasons behind his decision to quit international football.
The GFA in a statement a few weeks ago served notice that it has shut the team door on the 25-year-old following unsuccessful attempts to get the German-born Ghanaian footballer to rescind his decision.
However, the GFA boss in an interview with Accra-based Joy FM on Monday disclosed that Boateng will be warmly welcomed to the team once he meets certain requirements.
“He has to come at the beginning of a competition where everybody is meeting certain conditions, but if he waits and comes after Ghana have qualified for a major competition like the World Cup, I don’t think anybody will be willing to accept him, even the players will not be willing to accept him,” Nyantakyi pointed out.
“Much as we have to uphold the rod of discipline, it is also important for us to acknowledge that in each given case, we have to consider the interest of the country,” he added.
“If it is that player that can really come and help you to win profit for the country I will want to look at it and then give the person the chance. But I must also consider certain circumstances such as the timing of the return and also whether the person will offer an apology and whether the person will be committed to the national course.”
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