Tetteh rejects Sudan nationality switch

Abednego Tetteh
The former Bechem United star says he was approached by the Sudanese FA to represent the Northern Africa nation but he did not accept the offer

Ghanaian striker Abednego Tetteh has revealed that he turned down an opportunity to make a switch of nationality to represent Sudan national team.

The 26-year-old became an instant hit at Al Hilal when he joined from Ghana Premier League side Bechem United in a two-year deal last year.

He has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, providing two assists.

“Sudan wanted me to naturalise for them but I rejected,” Tetteh said.

“I’m from Ghana so why should I even think of naturalising for another country? Even if I don’t get the opportunity to play for Ghana, I will be satisfied than switching nationality.

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“It was my agent who initially told me about the offer but to be honest, I will not play for Sudan because I don’t even know their culture. Moreover, I can’t even recite their national anthem so I will rather focus on playing for Hilal and try to be a success in order to be given an opportunity by Ghana.”

He added: “Representing Sudan could be likened to betrayal, so I will be patient and fight harder. I know in due time, I will also have the opportunity from Kwesi Appiah to the national team.’’

Tetteh is expected to play a crucial role in Hilal's quest to qualify to the quarterfinals of the Caf Champions League as they host Tunisian giants Etoile Sportive du Sahel next week.